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Old 01-03-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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I am in the process of trying to remove he tusks from a couple of large hogs.

Please explain the process of how this is done.

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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I guess you can just cook the head in boiling water and after a while pull it out and see if you can pull the teeth out.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I would kill them first but if you feel the need to do it while they are alive please get it on video for all to see.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #4
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I would kill them first but if you feel the need to do it while they are alive please get it on video for all to see.
LOL
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:48 PM   #5
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If you boil the skull the tusks will fall out........if it has good tusks, you should do a euro mount on the him........
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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saw zaw then bleach them.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
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i wouldnt boil them for long or they might crack... just cut away as much tissue as possible and boil for a SHORT time they should come out with a little more cutting
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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if you boil out the head and let it set and dry a couple of weeks they will loosen and you can pull them out....dont forget this tusk dont just pull straight out the curl into the jaw bone so you have to roll the teeth out.....if you havent done this before you will be suprised how long these are.....
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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Thaks for the information! I boiled the heads for about 20 minutes today, let them cool and the teeth rolled out with little effort. I am going to send them to my wifes uncle, he is going to use them in his knife making projects.

Will post pictures as soon as the project is finished.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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I woulda dremeled them out... but glad to hear the came out after boilin
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #11
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I would suggest filling them with Bondo or epoxy of some type. This will strengthen them and keep them from cracking. I thin the bondo with resin then add the hardener and pour slowly into the tusk. This keeps air bubbles out.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:46 PM   #12
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i have killed about 15 hogs and have always pulled them out with pliers, am I doing this and missing out on some length? I have never boiled, sawed, or cut away any gum area or anything like this listed above, Is this odd or what's the deal?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #13
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Mine fell out after simmering in a low boil of hot soapy water for a couple of hours and a high pressure wrinse.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:35 PM   #14
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i tie a string to them, then tie the string to a doorknob, then slam the door... works everytime...
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #15
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i tie a string to them, then tie the string to a doorknob, then slam the door... works everytime...
LOL, I like that!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #16
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mine wouldnt fall out when i boiled the skull
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:06 PM   #17
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i have killed about 15 hogs and have always pulled them out with pliers, am I doing this and missing out on some length? I have never boiled, sawed, or cut away any gum area or anything like this listed above, Is this odd or what's the deal?
Umm me to. Maybe we are just lazy er something Stick Slinger?
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #18
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I would kill them first but if you feel the need to do it while they are alive please get it on video for all to see.
You joke, but it's been done... just takes a lot of rope... and earplugs.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:14 PM   #19
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I think you just have to cook them long enough and the will come out.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:12 PM   #20
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A hack saw down either side of the tusk and a pair of pliers works for me
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:15 PM   #21
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I am in the process of trying to remove he tusks from a couple of large hogs.

Please explain the process of how this is done.
I have never done this myself, but I have seen it done on a football field at the hands of guys wearing burnt orange and white with longhorns on their helmets!! And being a native Texan stuck in Arkansas, I really enjoy watching it happen!
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:59 AM   #22
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Thaks for the information! I boiled the heads for about 20 minutes today, let them cool and the teeth rolled out with little effort. I am going to send them to my wifes uncle, he is going to use them in his knife making projects.

Will post pictures as soon as the project is finished.

Please do! I make knives every once in a while out of saw blades. I would love to see how he used them!


Thanks
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