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fleshing
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:50:28 PM »
do you guys buy fleshing boards or do you make your own? they seem a bit spendy online so i was thinking about making my own

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 01:22:45 PM »
You can use things like a 4 or 5  inch round fence post with a tapered end or make one out of six or 8 inch PVC pipe. There is several YouTube videos that could help you
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Re: fleshing
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 02:37:16 PM »
Check out coon creek outdoors on youtube he has a video on the pvc fleshing beam that I copied it works great for me

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 02:51:32 PM »
I've been using the same beam I hacked out of a 2x6 with a hatchet 43-44 seasons ago. Seeing how its got a 2x6 base, scabbed together from the left over board, its portable. Its been to countless trapping camps in E WA, into Idaho, and Nevada. Im stalling right now as Ill put 3 beavers across it this afternoon.
I use a straight fleshing knife hence the flat beam. Ive yet to try a curved knife or beam.

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 03:23:48 PM »
  You can make one following various directions mentioned.  A little trick Doug Stanley ( Hicks Creek Fur Co. )has set up outside his fur shed for doing beavers is a sheet of plywood to hang the skinned beaver hide on and then he uses a pressure washer to flesh them.  I borrowed a pressure washer this winter and it does the job. Don't try it on thinner skins or you could cut them up. Doug does a lot of skins and it saves time.

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2020, 03:29:48 PM »
awesome thanks for the advice! i

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 03:37:49 PM »
Im still stalling:
Every 2nd hand store Ive ever been in has several drawknives for sale. They make excellent fleshing knives. Very good steel. Probably cost you $10-$12 though.
Be careful, be sure and pick one you like, cause they're like a mule, they'll last you the rest of your life.

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2020, 04:31:17 PM »
 I think all you fleshing guys are weird.  :chuckle:   I clean skin everything I hate it so much.
Is He worthy?

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2020, 04:46:49 PM »
3nails: At first blush, that sure sounds idyllic. But, then, as I look around me, I wonder, what then do you feed your dogs?

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2020, 04:50:30 PM »
3nails: At first blush, that sure sounds idyllic. But, then, as I look around me, I wonder, what then do you feed your dogs?
:chuckle:
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Re: fleshing
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2020, 04:55:52 PM »
Ha ha!

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Re: fleshing
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2020, 07:58:19 PM »
A good post fleshing knife and a good hardwood beam makes short work of skins especially if you got a stack on the bench to do

 


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