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: Correcting bent feathers


juro
04-19-2000, 06:03 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.

Tommy
08-17-2001, 09:20 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

juro
08-17-2001, 09:33 AM
Excellent idea! Precision feather repair ;)

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

THANKS!

RayStachelek
08-17-2001, 10:04 PM
Power washers work great too!!! ;)