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: Correcting bent feathers

04-19-2000, 05:03 PM
A common method of straightening feathers to natural forms and curvature is to <b>hold it in the steam of a tea kettle</b>. I've had best results using gentle steam, the geyser is a bit too much for a golden pheasant tippet.

08-17-2001, 08:20 AM
I use one of the old oil cans with the flexable spout ! It only take a miute to heat up and you can aim it right at the featers and not steam your fingers !! you can also use it to clean flies after use

08-17-2001, 08:33 AM
Excellent idea! Precision feather repair ;)

Next time I am at the hardware store I'll be picking one up.


08-17-2001, 09:04 PM
Power washers work great too!!! ;)