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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    I use an old stainless steel kitchen sink. Perfect length and width. Easy to set up on some fire bricks and slip a gas burner underneath.
    Classic, i just linked him a pic of that exact thing
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    Did you find something? I got a big stainless bucket from mitre10 and it works ok over a gas burner. I'm in Napier, let me know if you want to borrow it
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    Favour in Napier. Pot to boil stag head

    Try Gasworks in Hastings. They have heaps of expired LPG cylinders. Gas axe or grinder would make a good size pot. Sure they'd sell one for the scrap value.
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    I use a old copper with a gas ring under it.
    I also got a keg from the scrap dealer and cut the top off, but I keep that at the beach for cooking crays.
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    I got mine from The Clearance Shed in Hastings when it was still where Bunnings is now. I borrow a gas ring though.

    You could potentially borrow the pot but you'd have to collect it and drop it back off, Havelock North.


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    Thanks for all the help with suggestions guys and gals, I grabbed a 60L oil drum from the local garage this morning, quick clean out, hit it with the angle grinder and we have a dual purpose stag head and cray boiler 😉

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    @GWH

    Once you boiled your head a water blaster will quickly strip the skull as clean as a clean thing in minutes

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    Throw a bit of dishwashing liquid and baking soda in there to help break down the fats and whiten the skull.
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    Either squeeze the drum into an oval shape at the top, or cut some notches out of the sides so the coronets sit just above the water. This will save you losing some colour and getting a 'tide line' appearance on the antlers. Also cut it down to the depth of the skull so you have less water to boil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Either squeeze the drum into an oval shape at the top, or cut some notches out of the sides so the coronets sit just above the water. This will save you losing some colour and getting a 'tide line' appearance on the antlers. Also cut it down to the depth of the skull so you have less water to boil
    Good advice. And if you still have the lid, you can cut notches out of it so it will sit on 'around' the antlers. This will save time and gas. Don't boil the head either, just simmer it. If you rolling boil it for too long the bone will go brittle
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    Another technique you can use without boiling the skull.
    How to Preserve a Skull: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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