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How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? #3277710
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I was reading about this to help out the fur. But can anyone help me with maybe makin one or buying one.

Thanks
Andrew


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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3277820
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Click on link and type in fur tumbler.

http://sniperstrappingplace.com/tmansearch.php




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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3277932
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A buddie of mine bought one ,man what a rig. Its very nice he bought it out of eastern Canada. He uses special sawdust in it. The fur comes out beautiful.


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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3278037
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If using sawdust or corncob grit you can add some cleaning agent also. Some use a Pinesol,about 4-5 ounces to a large load. Its strips the grease off.


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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3278132
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Find a old cloths dryer take heating element out. You should be able to change cords and put a 110 cord on it to just run the motor that what I use.

Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3278219
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I made one from a 55 gal plastic drum. Ran axle through middle-bolted big belt pulley on one side and hooked it up to a motor. Takes a little tweaking but try to get it spinning under 60 rpm. I fill mine with sawdust 1/3 full. I tumble coons whole before they are skinned for 2minutes which is how long it takes to skinn one and then just keep rotating! Skin one, grab fluffy one from tumbler and shake or brush it out, start another tumbling while you skin the one you just took out!! Works real well for me!
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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3278235
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i have a cement mixer that hasn't moved in 25 years,gonna try to convert it.anyone ever do this??









Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3278384
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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: sdco300] #3278423
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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3281876
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I made a different tumbler this last week to try this year. I had made one out of a 55 gal. barrel but didn't have quite enough room. I'll post a couple of picture's to kind of show how it went together. I used a 1/2 hp. motor 1725 r.p.m., a 1.5" pulley on the motor to a 14" pulley on the jackshaft then a 1.5" pulley on the jackshaft to a 19" pulley on the drum which turns at about 15-16 r.p.m. I used 1 1/2" x 1/8" square tubeing that I had from a old boat trailer that I had built years ago for the frame. The ends were 3/4" ply and the cover was 1/4" underlayment. We'll see how it does this fall.




I also set it up to work on a timer so I can tumble for say 15 min. and shut off.

Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3281914
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That is one awesome tumbler.....wish I had one grin

Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3281943
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Nice job on that, I build the same style plus an upper frame model.









Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3281951
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Monster T do you tumble your cat skins after they are dry and before you sell them?

Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3281969
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Man seen some of those before and after pics of tumbled fur I will definitely have to invest in one some day.

Thanks guys
Andrew


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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: Sanford Otte] #3281972
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Originally Posted By: Sanford Otte
Monster T do you tumble your cat skins after they are dry and before you sell them?

I tumble everything. Pre fleshing, post fleshing, pre sale/ship.






Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3282031
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MT!!!! Thought you were cleaning the shop today? You been hanging out with me too long, looks like a bomb went off in there.


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Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3282039
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Sanford and Monster Toms,

What are the dimension of those units? Im guessing the ends are 4' diameter, how wide?

Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: coloradocat] #3282045
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Originally Posted By: coloradocat
MT!!!! Thought you were cleaning the shop today? You been hanging out with me too long, looks like a bomb went off in there.

Yeah but it was a little bomb.

BL mmine are 23 3/4" wide. Standard but I will make a size. I'm starting 5' x 36" this week for a customer.






Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3282053
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this was a typical poorly handled cat covered in grease .

20 minutes tumbled in shaveings and mineral spirits a whole different cat.






Re: How to make/ or buy a fur tumbler? [Re: NETrapper402] #3282063
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On my tumbler I took a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" ply and cut it in half then I made a approx 4' circle. I then cut 8 2x4 22 1/2" long and fastened them equaly to the two circle's, then I riped the 1/4" underlayment in half makeing it 24" wide. I made my frame 5' long by 26" wide and the uprights were 30" high.

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