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    Default Yes!!! Bear rug!

    finally got it back from the taxi.. used charlie livingston in north pole... couldnt be happier with his work... was told to use a stapler to hang him... anyone have a better option? pictures later

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    Furniture tacks works best.

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    So where are the pics?

    Staple guns are the easiest way I have found to hang bear rugs, pain to get back down but sure go up easily.

    I like to start on each side of the head right where the neck joins the body. This is the majority of the weight on a bear rug so it gets that taken care of. 2-4 extra hands also helps a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    So where are the pics?
    working on it... my camera was outside in the fishing tote... needs to thaw

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    I use picture frame thing a ma gizees

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    I've sewn 'rings' on the backside, good old 'pop top' rings off beer cans, sew them in the right places and the hide will hang pretty,
    and can take it down and back up... no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEDWUF View Post
    I've sewn 'rings' on the backside, good old 'pop top' rings off beer cans, sew them in the right places and the hide will hang pretty,
    and can take it down and back up... no problem.
    oh nice.... good thing i have saved every tab from every beer and soda ive drank in the past few years... i now have thousands... thanks for the awsome idea

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    no thread... i guess some 4lb fishing line should do the trick

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    I recommend before you make it permenant with Staples, tacks etc... Use a few pushpins and get some help to center it and make sure you get it exactly right. Doesn't hurt to get several opinions especially the misses. Then use what ever you decide to keep it in place. I like furniture tacks as it is decorative as well. I have used staples in other houses as I moved around.

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    My rug had loops/hooks sewn into the fabric. Three on the head and one each on the paws. Took my buddy and me along with the wifey and it was a chore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktyler View Post
    no thread... i guess some 4lb fishing line should do the trick
    Dental floss works better as thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Dental floss works better as thread.
    used braided line, worked like a charm

    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    My rug had loops/hooks sewn into the fabric. Three on the head and one each on the paws. Took my buddy and me along with the wifey and it was a chore.
    me and the girlfriend were able to tackle it without much hassle and got it right first try

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktyler View Post
    used braided line, worked like a charm



    me and the girlfriend were able to tackle it without much hassle and got it right first try

    You guys must have been sober
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