Animal Skeleton mounting

(Last modified: February 11th, 2019)

Chrissie has been using our metals to mount animal skeletons, one of the more unusual tasks our materials are used for.

Here are her project photos. In the first picture Chrissie has used brass rod threaded through the spinal canals of the Great Dane and the Alligator.

Skeleton mounting 1

She quickly left acrylic rod behind after these two, and in the second picture an Alpaca you can see brass uprights with mild steel sheaths attaching the uprights to the brass spinal support rod.

Skeleton mounting 2

This picture is Chrissie’s current project, a Swan using the same materials. the biggest hold-up to her work is having to wait for someone to come along and weld the uprights to the spinal rods.

Skeleton mounting 3

And here it is finished

Swan Skeleton

In all cases Chrissie starts by using a mild steel rod to bend into a ‘pattern’ for the final brass rod and, if the animal is large enough, she will re use the mild steel on decreasingly smaller animals until there isn’t a straight bit left.