Jordan Lake taxidermy is a small taxidermist shop in Durham NC. Taxidermy is done by me and my Son Justin. This is not a large shop. I do not sub out work to other taxidermists. I strive to produce the highest quality in each and every piece. I give each piece the time it deserves, bringing out the lifelike details. I do taxidermy on a part-time basis. I have found that from time to time I must limit the number of pieces that I take in each year or risk getting behind on turnaround times. As it has happened in the past due to an illness I faced. After treatment and a few years away from the salts and chemicals and letting my body heal. I can once again return to the art of taxidermy. All taxidermists, full time or part time can run into problems such as i did. Taxidermist can only mount so many trophies each year. Please see our studio
Taxidermy In Progress
Fleshing Fox Machine
Fox skin on the fleshing machine. Thinning hide down for less shrinkage when skin dries
Turning hide into leather involves a process which permanently alters the protein structure of skin, making it more pliable for household use, coloring skins is also available. Before tanning, all skins are salt dried until stiff for shipping for garment tans. We also offer in house tanning. However most customers choose commercially because local taxidermist dont have the commercial tumblers to get it soft enough.Taxidermy is the art of moving skin. We preserve all your trophy wild game.Jordan Lake taxidermy tans there hides in shop that will be mounted. NO borax or dry preservative used on our customers skins. Great taxidermist watches every animal dry. Paying close attention to movement in the hides as it dries adjusting daily. No pins clips needed. Jordan Lake Taxidermy mounts waterfowl to whitetail deer.All wild game must have wildlife tags.We also do european mounts with beetles.
7606 NC HWY 751 Durham NC 27713