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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: huntingmaxima] #1766207
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I've seen some tumbled fur....HUGE difference

You can duct tape the vent holes closed too

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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: auker994] #1766239
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Originally Posted By: auker994
did you assemble that door system? i assume that the dryer opend at the top and you cut the door solt out and stuff right? what for motor is on that?
I closed the openings off with plywood and cut in a door on the side. The motor is a 1/2 hp 1725RPM


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: Flacer22] #1766243
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Originally Posted By: Flacer22
Will you post some pics of what fur looks like before and affter tumbled please?

Sorry, all done for the season.


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: huntingmaxima] #1766247
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Originally Posted By: huntingmaxima
HOw many batches can you do before you have to change the grit?

I keep adding grit as I tumble more critters, as I pull the drummed ones out and shake them in a barrel to save the grit for fleshing. A 40# bag will do around 150 coon.


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: Dead Coyote] #1766260
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Shannon,

How many coon can you get in there?

How long do you tumble them?

Do you comb them before to get rid of the burs?

forgive my ignorrance, but why tumble? I guess I am not sure what it does-

thanks,

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: Dead Coyote] #1766267
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heres mine use drill to turn it for now going to hook the motor up soon.

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: buckbuster522] #1766284
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heres what the fur looks like after it has been tumbled


and ready for the fur buyer

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: ] #1766296
01/25/10 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: michael_obrien
Shannon,

How many coon can you get in there?

How long do you tumble them?

Do you comb them before to get rid of the burs?

forgive my ignorrance, but why tumble? I guess I am not sure what it does-

thanks,

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To get mud, dirt, blood out and gives the fur a gloss finish. Makes dull fur look great. More $$$ in my pocket and 2nd place at the State Fur Handling Contest! Next year 1ST!


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: buckbuster522] #1766299
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buck, do you have any pics of the way your drill is connected to the barrel. i like the idea of the plastic drum. do you have any plans for that one?
thanks

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: auker994] #1766317
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a rottiserrie rod welded to a pipe flange and then bolted to the barrel.

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: buckbuster522] #1766360
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Is there info on tumbling fur in the archives anywhere? how to when to?


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: buckbuster522] #1766362
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This should be put into the archives.

Good job. Thanks for posting such an informitive article.


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: JTM] #1766425
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Sweet,

Thnks Shannon. Great post and should head to the archives!

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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: Dead Coyote] #1766450
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Every try corn cob bedding for pets? Nice post and pics....


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Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: ForrestŪ] #1766465
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Great pictures. When exactly do you tumble, after fleshing???


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Before fleshing. That way the sawdust or cob grit comes off with the fat.

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: ] #1767047
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dead coyote, where your barrel for the lack of better words, connects to the top wooden frame, did you make those metal spindles or where they in the dryer? im interested in making one but i want to see what all im going to need first.
thanks

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: auker994] #1767145
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have you ever tried another cleaning/degreasing agent other than thinner. would thinner not be somewhat dangerous? If not what type of thinner are you using? Looks good. I went out and bought a tumbler from a mink rancher that was retiring. Just trying to figure out a proper mixture for my solution.

Re: Mini Fur Tumbler made from Dryer (PICS) [Re: northboy] #1767189
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we tumble ours fur side out before fleshing and skin side out after fleshing and weve figured that we save at least a days drying time by tumbling the skin side.

jerrys drummer has 2 compartments where he can have different grit in each compartment.

we do everything that way except rats,possum and beaver.

the coon are so much easier to handle after theyve been drummed skin side out because the grit absorbs all the grease off the hides.


we dont use any solvent and dont use hardwood sawdust because its too sharp and can scratch the leather.


heres a pic of jerrys homemade drummer and some fur after its been drummed







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