old school trades - taxidermist
As technology and new inventions become more and more common in our workplace, the way traditional industries are carried out has been challenged in recent years.
In the so-so neighborhood in the Midwest of New South Wales, an industrial zone has a steel warehouse.
When you are in the building, the pungent smell of the animal skin wanders towards you, and a group of specimens stare at you.
\"We want the animals to look as real as possible,\" said KEF Daley . \".
Mr. Daley has been working in the specimen making industry for more than ten years and has been involved in it because he is interested in hunting.
\"Most people think that specimens are filling animals, but this is not the case,\" he said . \"
\"What you\'re actually doing is removing the skin from the animal, tanning the skin, and then making a mannequin proportional to the size of the skin.
Then, when you put the glass eyes into the top of the mannequin, you sew the skin back to it with glue.
\"The only real part of this animal is our tan skin.
Daley said that the taxiderist needs to have a thorough understanding of tanning and animal anatomy. \"[You also need]
Pay close attention to the details of the specific features of each animal you study.
This is the difference between letting it see what it would look like if it was still alive ,[and not].
\"Over the years, there have been major changes in specimen production.
Especially the materials and tools from overseas retailers are better and more accessible.
The body model material has been changed to now by two-
Partial polyurethane foam-
Better material than 25 years ago.
In addition to compressors and small power tools, suntan and seasoning tools are also used.
Mr. Daley has 50 to 60 animals a year, the most popular of which are wild boar and deer. \"Ninety-
Nine out of our customers are casual hunters;
\"We protect their hunting trophies,\" he said . \"
\"Another situation is that farmers who occasionally raise a particular animal die, and they want to preserve it.
\"We want the animals to look as real as possible, so [if people]
Take a look at this and think it\'s about to move and then we \'ve done our job well.
Daley said: \"Despite his work with dead animals, these animals usually have an unpleasant smell and have a chaotic, bloody look.
\"It may sound contradictory, but we really like the animals themselves.
It is good for us to come to work every day and be surrounded by many animals, even though they are not alive.
\"The greatest satisfaction is to see customers come and take it.
\"Taxidelists are almost rare in Australia, and there are only about 60 people working on the job in the country.
With that in mind, Mr. Daley said that he had a stable workflow in the Midwest, which should last into the future.
\"Over the past five years, we have discovered [work has]
Increased by 30;
Part of the reason is that the former state government opened up forests for hunting.
More hunters have access to animals they have never had a chance to hunt before.
\"This is definitely a fairly sustainable industry and a very popular one;
But it\'s not as big as America.