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skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? #1386155
06/18/09 09:01 PM
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im going to be making a skinning machine and was wandering which type you all prefer the roller type or the kind with the clamps made out of vise grips.

this is going to be used mostly on coyotes.


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: bluegrassman] #1386224
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None of the above.

Make a slip noose out of 1/8" cable put a fixed loop on one end so you can hook to the skinner mast.
Open your coyote place as much of the flank fur Into the noose draw it down attache fixed end to mast and start to pull. If you run out of head room reverse the winch open the noose pull the hide down through the noose re tighten and start pulling again.

This system Is a positive pull with no slipping or tearing.And very simple and cheap.
I pull all my coon and coyotes this way.

Last edited by The Beav; 06/18/09 09:41 PM.

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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: The Beav] #1386233
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beav do you have any pics


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bigtime bowfish] #1386282
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i would like to see some pics of both kinds your looking for.. i would like to build one soon


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: countrysmith] #1386328
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This comes up each year. Should be some pics if you guys do a search.


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: Haus] #1386375
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i've seen pics of all of them, i was just wandering what was everyones prefered way for coyotes


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1386606
06/19/09 07:59 AM
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The clamps work great for me.



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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: The Beav] #1386782
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Beav: i use a long dogs choke chain in the same as your cable only it never wears out.
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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: spawner] #1387041
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I have clamps and they slip alot or tear hide sometimes. Tried cable this year and that solved those issues but it leaves a mark. Wish I had roller style...

With that said they all beat pulling!


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: ] #1387090
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it seems like most people on here have the clamp style. i was wandering about slipping and tearing with those as apposed to the roller style.

it seems like you would want most the pressure to be on the back where the hide is the toughest like with the roller style and the loop style


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1387092
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maybe a roller style with the clamps on the side also, then you would have three points of pressure


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1387127
06/19/09 04:07 PM
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I like my rollerstyle skinning rig, that I attached to an old feed trough.






Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: ] #1387275
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you ever have any ripping or tearing with the roller style?

does it hold the hide good? slip any?

work good on coyote?


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1387347
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call me dumb but how does the roller style work? i would like to see more pics if i could?

Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: countrysmith] #1387363
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I'm with countrysmith dumb and needing more pics

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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: water trapper] #1387367
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im with countrysmith and watertrapper also

Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: jsaxton] #1387372
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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: micheal] #1387395
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thats lots of dumb people ha ha but i am the dumbest.. i would like to start building one of these things in the next week or two


just a guy who is happy to be able to trap.. for whatever the price is

http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2049655/1.html
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: countrysmith] #1387562
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if you look in the last pick (Nick C) posted you will see the coon is held in place by (rolling) the hide between two bars and then locking the bars in place.


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1387570
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Yep, Sorry I don't have any other pics.

The most that happens, is usually you rip or tear half of a tail off. And I've done that about 1 or 2 out of 130 or so coons skinned on my rig.

Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: ] #1387575
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k9 on the forums, uses a roller style as well.

The way his is set up, is that he uses a piece of rebar to hold his roller.

There's enough tension on the pelt itself, it doesn't unravel. I just lean against the handle of my roller, to stop the unrolling. You can see me in the last pic, if you look closely.

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Only skinned 1 coyote with it. And it worked great.

Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: ] #1387580
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i thought i seen a pic before of someone useing a piece of rebar to hold it from turning


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1387647
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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: ] #1389213
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yeah no kidding adc, looks familiar doesnt it?


catches this season 21 coon 32 possums 2 red 2 gray 16 coyotes 1 bobcat
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: bluegrassman] #1389439
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Neither. I prefer a "Flopper. Have tried both the roller and clamps, actually still have clamps on my skinner but greatly prefer the flopper. Its much quicker, doesnt tear hides and seldom slips.





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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: ChrisM] #1389479
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ok i am dumb.. after all i am from canada.. but how does this "flopper" work? i was thinking about making the clamp style


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http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2049655/1.html
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: countrysmith] #1389537
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Critter is started and suspended from cable on winch as normal, lower critter so that it hangs with its back towards the large pipe in front of table. Flopper is open and resting against upright pole. reach thru opening, grab tail and bring up thru openingin plate. Drop Flopper against hide, and step on foot switch. The flopper wedges against round pipe holding hide tight. Hard to describe, easy to do and show.


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: ChrisM] #1389548
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hmm would need to see a pic to understand


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http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2049655/1.html
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: countrysmith] #1389567
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thats the first i've heard of the (flopper).


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: bluegrassman] #1389585
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i kinda like the pic of the one don Wolf posted. kind of a cross between the roller style and the clamp style.


Anyone that owns a gun and votes democrat deserves to have there gun taken, cause they truly are too stupid to own a gun.
Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: bluegrassman] #1389610
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I bought one from ADC a year or two ago. It works great! ADC even took the time to put out a couple videos out so everyone can see how it works. Take a look!


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: bluegrassman] #1389620
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OK lets try this.... Imagine yourself standing in front of skinner holding a towel in your left hand so that it hang down in front of you. Flopper is in the upright position. Reach thru the opening in skinner bench with right hand and grab bottom of towel. pull it up thru opening so that towel now forms a "U" with the large pipe running thru it. Now drop the flopper and lay the end of the towel in youy right hand on top of the flopper. lay it with the end towards the hinge on the flopper. Now pull up on the towel with your left hand. See how the flopper plate would wedge the towel (hide) against the pipe? harder ya pull the tighter it wedges.

Also with this there is never a need to rehook for low ceilings. Just lower the gambrel back down and pull more hide (towel) thru the opening to get a shorter grip. Also nothing to unhook or inroll when done, just raise the flopper and the hide falls out

If this is still unclear I'll try to get some pics tomorrow.


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style? [Re: ChrisM] #1389640
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i can see how it works, i just had never heard of it before.


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Re: skinning machine, roller style or clamp style [Re: bluegrassman] #1389742
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I have a simpler way of doing this mostly cuz I'm cheap but if the truth were to be told, I'd tell everyone I simply don't have a lot of room in my garage (ah hem...my 'skinning shed').

I bought a cheap boat winch and mouned it on a 3 ft. board. The board is then mounted with a heavy hinge to the plate at the bottom of my garage wall so I can pull it back into the wall cavity when I'm done.

A rope goes to a pully attached to my garage truss. This is lowered every time I need to skin something. I hang the critter from the rope and the back end is skun out. Then I attach the rope that goes back to the boat winch to the base of the pelt and start cranking. Its not as handy as everyone else is showing, but its cheap and cuts my skinning time down to where its manageable.


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