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Title: Beaver hoop display
Post by: lewy on December 19, 2019, 05:00:34 PM
Well I hooped one up as a Christmas gift, fun little project.....
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Post by: MADMAX on December 19, 2019, 05:12:39 PM
Gorgeous
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Post by: JakeLand on December 19, 2019, 05:36:35 PM
Looks great !!!
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Post by: Gobble Doc on December 19, 2019, 05:47:56 PM
Nice!


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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on December 19, 2019, 05:58:56 PM
VERY nice  :tup:
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Post by: Bango skank on December 19, 2019, 05:59:43 PM
Christmas gift for me, right?
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Post by: Katalla on December 19, 2019, 06:39:39 PM
Nice work  :tup:
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Post by: greenhead_killer on December 19, 2019, 07:22:30 PM
Looks great! What kind of wood for the hoop? Did you put a leather backer on backside of fur before running the leather string through? Or just straight through the hide? Im going to do my first beaver from last year and looking for pointers. Again, outstanding job on that. Great way to show it off.
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Post by: redi on December 19, 2019, 08:25:28 PM
Great work
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Post by: lewy on December 19, 2019, 08:34:53 PM
Sorry about the cockeyed pic not sure why it did that. I did use a backer to re-enforce the hide, I was worried it would tear threw. I知 planning on doing a few more so I値l play with a few different ideas and update, this was kind of a trial run
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Post by: Jpmiller on December 19, 2019, 08:41:05 PM
Well I want one. Very cool
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Post by: MADMAX on December 19, 2019, 09:22:29 PM
Same here , if you sell them,  I知 interested
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Post by: lewy on December 19, 2019, 09:45:12 PM
Ok well good to know, I致e got plenty tanned saved up so maybe I値l do a few to sell
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Post by: Humptulips on December 20, 2019, 12:26:00 AM
Looks great! What kind of wood for the hoop? Did you put a leather backer on backside of fur before running the leather string through? Or just straight through the hide? Im going to do my first beaver from last year and looking for pointers. Again, outstanding job on that. Great way to show it off.
I've done a few and I think willow is the best for the hoops, easy to bend and easy to find a straight one. Get them in the spring when the bark is slipping so they peel easy.
I never used a backer on mine, just straight through the beaver hide. never had any problems.
I find you can only sew from leather side to fur side and it has to be tightened that way otherwise it pulls fur through and doesn't look so good.
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Post by: greenhead_killer on December 20, 2019, 07:35:26 AM
Looks great! What kind of wood for the hoop? Did you put a leather backer on backside of fur before running the leather string through? Or just straight through the hide? Im going to do my first beaver from last year and looking for pointers. Again, outstanding job on that. Great way to show it off.
I've done a few and I think willow is the best for the hoops, easy to bend and easy to find a straight one. Get them in the spring when the bark is slipping so they peel easy.
I never used a backer on mine, just straight through the beaver hide. never had any problems.
I find you can only sew from leather side to fur side and it has to be tightened that way otherwise it pulls fur through and doesn't look so good.
ok. Great to know! Thanks for sharing.

Sorry about the cockeyed pic not sure why it did that. I did use a backer to re-enforce the hide, I was worried it would tear threw. I知 planning on doing a few more so I値l play with a few different ideas and update, this was kind of a trial run
thanks for the info. I値l have to save a few more this season for this.
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Post by: Jonathan_S on December 20, 2019, 09:08:05 AM
Looks great. I've got several soft tanned beaver laying around that would look great as wallhangers like this. One is a 68" with bright red guard hair that I've always wanted to display. Now I've got an idea so thank you.
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Post by: Rob on December 20, 2019, 09:10:19 AM
This is very cool!
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Post by: Machias on December 20, 2019, 09:18:22 AM
Nice job, looks great!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on December 20, 2019, 10:07:15 AM
Cool present.
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Post by: Trapper John on December 20, 2019, 07:48:13 PM

I've made a couple over the years too.  Here is my last one I made.
I dressed it up a little and some old friends have given me some stuff to add to it.
I think if you're giving it to a friend for Christmas, you're a good friend.
Merry Christmas
JC   :salute:

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Post by: gramps on December 20, 2019, 07:52:43 PM
I have made several like this one.  Tanned with no backing and as Humptulips mentioned, lace from the leather side.  Willow with the bark on.
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Post by: Magnum_Willys on December 20, 2019, 07:58:37 PM
Knew a guy in Toutle that made beaver wall hangings with 2 or 3 elk sheds as hoop or attached to hoop. Very nice. 
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Post by: one more on January 08, 2020, 04:19:08 PM
All of them are good looking displays.  It shows that you don't have to follow certain instructions and can use your imagination.  Except the way you lash the hide with cord or leather strips:  from the leather side out the fur side like Bruce said.  You can also use maple shoots that grow from a stump.  They aren't quite as flexible as willow.
Diane
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 08, 2020, 06:25:16 PM
Very nice, wold love to see a hat made from one
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Post by: Pinetar on January 08, 2020, 06:51:16 PM
Very nice, wold love to see a hat made from one

Here is a Beaver hat, super warm and keeps you dry even in the rain.