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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303224
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I use rubber stock trailer mats under my skinning machine. Cheap and readily available at farm auctions.


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303235
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Ugly mold
A little Lysol and back in business

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Miley] #6303272
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Originally Posted By: Miley
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-16-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Plastic-Panel-63003/202090190 I use two of these under skinning machine and fleshing beam. I lay it down in the garage prior to the season. Keeps the grease and blood from staining the concrete. It cleans up easy and I roll it up at the end of the season and store in shed. On my fourth season . Looks like it will last forever.


I got one of these last year for $1.00 at Lowes on closeout and drilled a hole in the center for my floor mount. It saved my floor big time and sprays off clean.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303575
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Good stuff guys!


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: rendezvous] #6303922
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I keep push pins in magnetic tray. Keeps them in place and easy to get at...



Place Borax in plastic containers. Large enough to reach in for a handful or a pinch...


Wipes come in handy...


I smoke cigars while in the shed. I don't reach in my pocket for a lighter with a Long nose lighter laying around...
(also great for burning fallen ticks)

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303958
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I use a unistrut system for hanging up my fur and storing my boards, it has been working well.


Hanging in my fur handling area of my garage waiting to be filled. The vehicles still fit too...

Fur hanging in my basement


Beaver boards get place in my rack I made, may add some casters on it to move easily.



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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303979
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I also made a board holder that accommodates the unistrut system.





I use a scrap piece of rigid insulation to hold my tacks, I poke myself way to often to do it any other way...

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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6303981
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Hern, I go through a lot of those disinfecting wipes.


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304025
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my thumb usually looks like a pin cushion at the end of the season from pushpins.









Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304106
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Rendezvous, i also use the unistrut suystem and like it a lot. Why do you have different hardware and holes on some of the boards as opposed to the regular t shaped hardware at the base of the board?

It looks like threaded rod

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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304212
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great thread thanks for the tips.



Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hutchy] #6304222
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Originally Posted By: Hutchy
Rendezvous, i also use the unistrut suystem and like it a lot. Why do you have different hardware and holes on some of the boards as opposed to the regular t shaped hardware at the base of the board?

It looks like threaded rod




It is threaded rod. I hang my Fox and Coyote heads up. I had to modified the regular t shaped hardware with the threaded rod, to make it possible.


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304622
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I learned on here to use a ball peen hammer to get the hide loose from coyotes around the front legs and chest area. Thumbs are less sore now from skinning.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304625
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biggy and one i have a friend comin to help with new wiring is have PLENTY of lighting.









Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: backroadsarcher] #6304777
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Originally Posted By: backroadsarcher
I learned on here to use a ball peen hammer to get the hide loose from coyotes around the front legs and chest area. Thumbs are less sore now from skinning.



Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6304989
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thanks ADC! that's the one. Really helps.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6305022
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Good stuff there ADC, you sure cut them front legs off short. Thanks for taking the time to put that vid together.


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: ~ADC~] #6305038
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Originally Posted By: ~ADC~
I converted an old dryer into a fur tumbler. Fist thing I did was open the back of the dryer and cut all the wires except the ones that turn the drum. Those two wires I attached to the end of an old drop cord so it will run off 110V. instead of 220V. I then duct taped the holes on inside of the drum closed. It's then ready to tumble furs...



I toss in some corncob horse bedding like this... http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/best-cob-premium-horse-bedding

2-4 cups is what I use and add more as it needs it....



Here is a coon that was wet and muddy when I skinned it. I then hung it to dry overnight...



Up close...



Same coon after tumbling for about 8-10 min (you can put 5-6 coons in there at a time) ...



Closer up...



I know guys complain the dryers don't do as a good of a job as the big drums, and that you need expensive media in it, but this works good enough for me.

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ADC, Do you use mineral spirits with the media too?


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: robert.d12] #6305068
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Originally Posted By: robert.d12

ADC, Do you use mineral spirits with the media too?


Nope, never have.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6305288
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Originally Posted By: Hern
Flip'n fur out - Turning fur

I use a bent nail (hook) attached to cord to turn fur out.
Hook in nostril then pulled thru while standing on cord.
This method is fast & smooth and takes less time for me to explain or post pictures.



Yips! It's dry. I have to turn the pelt.


I stand on cord. But, used table clamp for this series of picture taking.

Drop cord thru pelt and hook thru nostril...



Get nose and ears started...


I usually start the flanks. This is where folks have trouble with tearing a pelt...


Work head thru pelt...




Clean off dried blood, comb, place back of board and comb fur upward...









I like this one.It make it easyer to do coyotes.I will have to make one up for this .Thank you for Posting this. As for beaver what i do to skin them is I do the normal cuts on them then I start to skin on the belly and then around the tail ,I hang them buy the tail and then sin them you do not have the body roll around the weight of the skin make it east to skin and also to skin out the head.Works for me.


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