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    Default Rejoin caribou skull cap halves?

    I have a caribou skull cap that I had to split for transport. What is the best way to repair/rejoin the two halves? I was thinking of fiberglass epoxy and cloth on the inside? I want to just do a panel mount. Will a whitetail antler panel kit work?

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    Sent you a PM.

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    Got it. emailed you. Thanks.

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    I don't know the best way but I drilled holes in both sides and used zip ties to pull them together. Taped a stick across the tips to get then at the right spread. Gorilla glued the skull edges. Flipped it over and bondo'd in the brain cavity for stability.

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    Tie the two sides back together with wire in several places then mix fiberglass resin with some mâché mix. Fill up the brain cavity and it will harden stronger then the original skull cap. Hopefully you measured the spread and can set that back to original.

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    Run some long screws, all thread or something from ear to ear to keep the 2 halves spaced correctly, (generally that direction) and use that metal putty (seen on every hardware or automotive store counter). Its usually a 2 part stick that you mix up by hand, grey in color, and fill in the brain cavity area.
    Drillable, easy, sets up in minutes, cheap, and clean.
    Used this method many times with no issues.
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    bondo, a thin metal sheet bent to imitate natural curve of skull, and several sheetrock screws thru to hold it all together.

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    You guys are making way too much out of a simple task.

    Cut the board the will be your attatchment piece.

    Drill holes in the skull plate, Insert SHEETROCK SCREWS.

    Bondo or Foam the skull plate to the shape desired.

    Walla Done,


    I have done HUNDREDS of Antler mounts that were split & NEVER had one break

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