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skinning winch(horizontal) #1031992
12/06/08 10:31 PM
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Here Goes! Attempt at pic.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032014
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Wow! It WORKED!!! I finally got some good help! Here's another pic(Still just testing my pic posting abilities!)

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032030
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Here's one more for you guys that asked for them.
Thanks for being so patient with me!

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032035
12/06/08 10:48 PM
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Hey are those my vise grips I lost LOL

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032038
12/06/08 10:49 PM
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thanks for the pics and new ideas that came with them by the way love that fleshing beam in the second pic


i live and work in this city but am truly alive on this river......tom burns
Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: mr. finch] #1032057
12/06/08 10:57 PM
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how much weight/tension do you figure those wood beams can take?


i live and work in this city but am truly alive on this river......tom burns
Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: mr. finch] #1032070
12/06/08 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: mr. finch
how much weight/tension do you figure those wood beams can take?


Well, if one day there's a cracking sound then the wall collapses, we'll know. smile

I'm jk, that's a neat invention.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: Tsarevna] #1032091
12/06/08 11:11 PM
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off of topic, but you have got to be the oldest looking 48 year old ive ever seen.

no offence, but you must have had a rough life! or a mean wife!

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: CharlesKS] #1032093
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cool way for a wicnh, none the less.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: CharlesKS] #1032137
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Originally Posted By: mr. finch
thanks for the pics and new ideas that came with them by the way love that fleshing beam in the second pic

Thanks! That's my mink beam that my Dad made out of a 2X4. We have another beam(used for rats and possums) that fits into the same slot, that's a little smaller than our coon fleshing beam.

As for how much weight/tension they can take??? I don't know? The main frame is 2X8 treated pine and is bolted to a wall stud and the bench top. It's sorta hard to see but the end with the winch attatched to it is reinforced with additional 2X4s and a 1/2" or 3/4" piece of particle board. We've skinned 150 coons or more with it now and it seems to be holding up well. Also use it on occasion to finish up beaver/possums/and coyotes.


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off of topic, but you have got to be the oldest looking 48 year old ive ever seen.

no offence, but you must have had a rough life! or a mean wife!


LMAO! As a matter of fact...I've had 2 mean wives!!!
That's my Dad(And my trappin' partner). He's 71 and lives,breathes,and LOVES TRAPPING!

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ratbrain] #1032140
12/06/08 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: ratbrain
Hey are those my vise grips I lost LOL


LOL! You just thought that you lost them........

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032201
12/06/08 11:59 PM
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well, glad we got that all cleared up!

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032210
12/07/08 12:09 AM
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Thanks Tex! For just a few bucks over $100, I'm sure happy with it! The winch was on sale at Cabelas for $90(Made for skinning deer)and the lumber was stuff I had laying around anyway. The skinning gambrel,vice-grips, and the eye-bolts used for attatching/detatching the vicegrips to the gambrel all totaled $25-$30 tops.
This is my second year of putting up everything(Excluding skunks). I've been putting up rats,mink,fox,and coons for 30+ years. Last year was my first year to actually skin,flesh, and stretch beaver and possums though.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032214
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Originally Posted By: Youngtraprs Dad
Originally Posted By: mr. finch
thanks for the pics and new ideas that came with them by the way love that fleshing beam in the second pic

Thanks! That's my mink beam that my Dad made out of a 2X4. We have another beam(used for rats and possums) that fits into the same slot, that's a little smaller than our coon fleshing beam.

As for how much weight/tension they can take??? I don't know? The main frame is 2X8 treated pine and is bolted to a wall stud and the bench top. It's sorta hard to see but the end with the winch attatched to it is reinforced with additional 2X4s and a 1/2" or 3/4" piece of particle board. We've skinned 150 coons or more with it now and it seems to be holding up well. Also use it on occasion to finish up beaver/possums/and coyotes.


Originally Posted By: CharlesKS
off of topic, but you have got to be the oldest looking 48 year old ive ever seen.

no offence, but you must have had a rough life! or a mean wife!


LMAO! As a matter of fact...I've had 2 mean wives!!!
That's my Dad(And my trappin' partner). He's 71 and lives,breathes,and LOVES TRAPPING!
sorry mean the third pic, the one with the real nice grain to it


i live and work in this city but am truly alive on this river......tom burns
Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: mr. finch] #1032227
12/07/08 12:19 AM
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Just curious what is the benefit of a horizontal fleshing beam? am I missing something by having mine at an angle? By the way thats the cleanest fur shed I have ever seen!


2014 Catch totals

Blondes 1

Brunetes 2


Redheads 1
Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: trapperchuck] #1032274
12/07/08 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted By: trapperchuck
Just curious what is the benefit of a horizontal fleshing beam? am I missing something by having mine at an angle? By the way thats the cleanest fur shed I have ever seen!


I've never used anything else...So I don't know if there would be any advantages to a horizontal beam vs. an angled beam. Personally, I believe that having a beam set up on an angle may be advantageous. At least if it is on an angle, all of the fleshings would fall/run down the beam, helping to keep it out of the fur.

mr. finch, I purchased that beam around 1977 or '78. If I rember correctly it's made of Hickory.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032423
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Hmm I have an idea.

Same concept as above, but for in-the-field skinning.

So, I nail the straps holding the coon's feet to a big tree. I use the vise-grip setup on a cable, and attach the cable to the ring under the bumper of my car. I then put it in reverse, and back up slowly to do the skinning.

Would it work? confused

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: Tsarevna] #1032547
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Originally Posted By: Tsarevna
Hmm I have an idea.

Same concept as above, but for in-the-field skinning.

So, I nail the straps holding the coon's feet to a big tree. I use the vise-grip setup on a cable, and attach the cable to the ring under the bumper of my car. I then put it in reverse, and back up slowly to do the skinning.

Would it work? confused


I wouldn't recommend it...a little too much power IMO. After skinning down the rear legs and putting the coon on my winch, it is necessary to "help" it along. After pulling a short ways,you have to strip the tail. Then I pull on the tail and make sure the pelt doesn't hang up on the belly side(It is possible to rip the pelt if you don't do this). After that the winch pulls the pelt up past the front legs/shoulders I stop and push my thumb or an old sharpening steel between the legs and neck, then pull the legs most of the way thru. Pull a little more w/winch to make the ear cuts, use the winch to "inch" up to the eye cuts and finish up.
IMO the winch system is great because it's less labor intensive than skinning them by "Old School" methods. But I could skin coons faster before I started using it.

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: ] #1032647
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Originally Posted By: Youngtraprs Dad
Originally Posted By: Tsarevna
Hmm I have an idea.

Same concept as above, but for in-the-field skinning.

So, I nail the straps holding the coon's feet to a big tree. I use the vise-grip setup on a cable, and attach the cable to the ring under the bumper of my car. I then put it in reverse, and back up slowly to do the skinning.

Would it work? confused


I wouldn't recommend it...a little too much power IMO. After skinning down the rear legs and putting the coon on my winch, it is necessary to "help" it along. After pulling a short ways,you have to strip the tail. Then I pull on the tail and make sure the pelt doesn't hang up on the belly side(It is possible to rip the pelt if you don't do this). After that the winch pulls the pelt up past the front legs/shoulders I stop and push my thumb or an old sharpening steel between the legs and neck, then pull the legs most of the way thru. Pull a little more w/winch to make the ear cuts, use the winch to "inch" up to the eye cuts and finish up.
IMO the winch system is great because it's less labor intensive than skinning them by "Old School" methods. But I could skin coons faster before I started using it.


I appreciate the reply, it's kind of a goofy idea. smile But I'm trying to figure out how I can do it in the field on an injured arm. Do you think a hand crank could work, say, if I nailed it to a fallen log and threw the cable over a tree limb with a pulley? (Coon's hind leg straps nailed to an upright tree like on your wall.) confused

Re: skinning winch(horizontal) [Re: Tsarevna] #1032772
12/07/08 11:45 AM
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Very nice setup



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