updated 06/04/13

Basic Initial Tool List

*Recommended for purchase prior to beginning program

*All costs are estimates

One box “T” pins 1½” 17.2
One box Silk Pins 13
Two medium hypodermic needles 4
One scalpel handle Deluxe(Extra wide & thick) 10.65
One pocket knife 43.35
One scalpel handle Economy (thin) 5.85
One dozen scalpel blades – SB 5
One dozen scalpel blades – SB 25 5
One pair Ultimate Scissors 17.95
One scalpel (solid) 3.55
One pair scissors 8″ 11.25
One pair long nose pliers 7.7
One pair end nippers 7.7
One tack hammer 26.6
Two English Awls 5.32
One 4″ needle 2.1
One 3¼” needle 2.1
Two 1″ needles ($2 each) 4
Two 2″ needles ($2 each) 4
One double action air brush set 170
One drill bit set 10.00 &up
Two 1″ fan brushes ($4.85 each) 9.7
One notebook 4.1
One tool box 30.00 & up
One picture album 5.00 & up
One Caliper 8″ 13.5
One Dremel tool set 100
One vinyl apron 11.95
One denim apron 9.3
One Polymer 600 25.00 & up
One box pearl head pins 5.2
One bottle insect pins 7.5

Fall Semester – Fish Taxidermy

TXY 101 Fish

One fish skinning knife 5.35
One fish skinning shears (L) 27.95
One fish fleshing tool 10.6
One fish skinning shears (H) 22.6
One Cheek Spoon 13.95
Three cans clear glaze 17.8
Five pairs fish eyes 26.65
Five fish forms 66.25
One fish painting & identification manual 24.95
One reproduction fish blank 53.35
One box Jumbo Gem Clips 2.6

Spring Semester – Mammal Taxidermy

TXY 103 Mammal

Mammal One pair ear openers 20.95
One fleshing horn 9.25
One 8″ fleshing knife 9.25
One 12″ fleshing knife 19.9
One skife knife 7.7
Twenty skife knife blades 9.95
Two large game forms 120.00 & up
Two pairs small game eyes 20.00 & up
Two small game forms 150.00 & up
One pelting knife 10.35
One box nitrile gloves 16.95
One lip tucking tool 8
One modeling tool 5.4
One set deer reference pictures 26.6
One hide puller 11.95

Summer Session – Birds Taxidermy

TXY 105 Bird

One bird skinning gambrel 5.26
Four bird forms 26.65
Four pairs of bird eyes 19.98
Two gallons mineral spirits 15.00 & up
2 lb. annealed wire 7.87
One zap-a-gap super glue 8.7
Four artificial bird heads 46.25
Foam neck material 7.99
One 4″ glovers needle 1.32
One 12″ forceps 9.27

Total Estimated Tool Costs (including unavailable items) $1,465.00

“Nice to have” items

(Needed to open business, but not required for Taxidermy program)”

Hot glue gun 24.3
One box hot glue sticks 6.45
Mounting stand 106.9
Raw hide fleshing machine 899.7
Fleshing machine motor ½ hp 173.27
Air powered stapler 319.4
Box 9/16 staples for above 16.1
P-22 staple gun 28.7
Box staples for above 5.75
Bone saw 59.95
Soft Touch Bird Degreaser 286.7
Assorted colors of paint 266.65
Tumbler fiber drum 639.7
Badger Spray Gun 139.95
Exhaust fan assembly w/motor 719.9

Total Estimated “Nice to have” items $3,693.50

Prices are estimates from various vendors. Consult your advisor for information about these suppliers. Additionally, your sponsoring agency (Voc. Rehab, VA, etc.) must approve suppliers and your purchases.Basic tools should be purchased prior to beginning the program. Your instructor will inform you when others items should be obtained. If you have any questions about these materials or desire to substitute any of these materials, contact your instructor.

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