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  1. #1
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    Default Marabou question, how do they do it?

    Hey guys I need some help. I couldn't find my black Marabou this past weekend so I went into scavanger mode to get my buggers done. I tore into the the chest with all of our Halloween costumes and bingo! I found a black boa from one of my wife's costumes. As I took the boa apart to get to the feathers I realized that those crafty Chinese take feathers with thick stems and split them in half. Making two halfs that are much softer and easier to tie, These are pieces that I would normally throw away if I was working with lose feathers.
    The million dollar question... How do they split a feather along the stem?
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    Default Re: Marabou question, how do they do it?

    issa bery bery had, musa havada skilld hands.

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    Default Re: Marabou question, how do they do it?

    LOL! Boone that was great!

    Larry

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    Default Re: Marabou question, how do they do it?

    I'm guessing a very sharp exacto knife, good lighting, and skilled hands. Getting the feathers wet first so the fluff stays out of the way would likely help too.
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    Default Re: Marabou question, how do they do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    issa bery bery had, musa havada skilld hands.
    Wanted to reply earlier but couldn't stop laughing. I think I'm just going to buy a boa in every color I need. The rumor mill at the local craft store will be full tilt when I leave the register with a dozen feather boas!!!
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    Default Re: Marabou question, how do they do it?

    Thank you , Thank you....

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