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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: The Beav] #6323764
09/12/18 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
When your neoprene waders are ready to be tossed cut them off at the thighs and wear them when fleshing. It keeps the hide In place and will save your apron. And gives you a little padding against the beam end.
. I have an old pair of neoprene waders hanging at camp. Now I know what Iíve been saving them for.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6324037
09/13/18 07:39 AM
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Wear hand protection when skinning(surgical gloves, etc)

If your hands get dry and cracked, check a product called "blue goo"


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6324127
09/13/18 09:48 AM
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I have tried several different gambrels. What I have found that works best for me is snare cable run through a fender washer. The loop holds itself open, stick a foot in the loop and a bit of downward pressure it will "slam" shut. Works great on the bigger dogs, no fumbling with choker chain trying to hold the loop open with one hand and the dog with the other. Also if it hasn't been mentioned before, tree lopping shears work great for foot removal, I just leave them hanging right above my head by the winch hand control.

EDIT: Not my ideas, just passing on what I have seen here and other places.









Last edited by petey; 09/13/18 12:50 PM.
Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6324223
09/13/18 12:29 PM
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Nice set up petey.

Dd says- Really hope this goes in the archives! Lots of tricks and experience in this thread.

FHf says- This is archive worthy

I hope a moderator hears you guys. Good stuff above.
Now some joker will use this info in a trapping article or video...lol

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6324232
09/13/18 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hern

Now some joker will use this info in a trapping article or video...lol


Hern, my book is already at the publisher getting edited. laugh


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6326308
09/16/18 10:12 AM
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What I use when I scrape my skins on a beam.I use some old t shirts that is worn out and use that between my apron and the skin and also use it to wipe down the skin.It is some thing I am use to.Also use a fence stretcher for when I hang my animals to skin. I have a limited space to do it all and make it all work. Also use a dog choker to hold the hind feet of the animals and the tail of a beaver after I get it skin around the tail, the skin with its weight help to skin it easy also and when you do the head too.


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6328928
09/19/18 08:06 PM
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I make Rags for the trapping season out of my old work shirts my wife gives them the last wash and I take and I cut them up for usable rags I use this Fiskars round cutting wheel that is made for cutting cloth works like a dream and makes quick work out of shirts and I throw them in a bucket with a lid


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Boco] #6342191
10/07/18 05:04 AM
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I have several extra Mink drags I use for double hooks.
They come in handy from time to time...


Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6351943
10/19/18 11:02 PM
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TTT keep the tips coming.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6352052
10/20/18 07:12 AM
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dustytinner, I have always been rough on t-shirts and reuse them as rags... I'll have to try that Fiskars round cutting wheel, thanks for the tip!


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: rendezvous] #6352272
10/20/18 12:37 PM
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rendezvous, I took dustytinner's advice when he posted. I bought Fiskars round cutter at Walmart's sewing section. It's the Cat's Meow.
It made short work of 6 old T-shirts. Better than scissors or knife for sure. Thanks for the tip Dusty.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6352302
10/20/18 01:23 PM
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I thought a wood racoon stretcher that you could mount or screw down like an ironing board would be great for putting the shirts on to cut them up. Please just be careful it wouldn't take much to lose a finger!


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6352731
10/21/18 04:23 AM
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I use Johnson's paste wax made for use on wood floors and wood furniture on my stretcher boards and fleshing beam. Keeps blood and grease from soaking in the wood and pelts won't get stuck on the board even if you forget the wedge.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: kyron4] #6352843
10/21/18 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: kyron4
I use Johnson's paste wax made for use on wood floors and wood furniture on my stretcher boards and fleshing beam. Keeps blood and grease from soaking in the wood and pelts won't get stuck on the board even if you forget the wedge.



great idea!


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Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6352860
10/21/18 09:18 AM
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when you store you're boards overhead,don't put a fox board on top of the coyote boards.it will slide down and hit you between the eyes. blush









Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6353114
10/21/18 05:42 PM
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I skin outside at camp and don't have a place to sit my knives and etc. I got a pair of microphone stands at an auction for a dollar and made this



Sorry, I can't get the pic to rotate. It is adjustable to about 3 feet.

On the side I inlay some magnets to hold knives if I want to free up table top


Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6353327
10/21/18 09:10 PM
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I am an absolute novice in the fur shed; planning on getting started there this season. This thread has really got my wheels turning and I appreciate all the input that people are putting into it. Thanks a bunch!

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6353993
10/22/18 06:54 PM
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I echo the fact that this is a great thread and I shamelessly borrowed a ton of ideas from what I saw. About the only thing I could add is portability- I made a universal table that I can utilize as my Beaver Table, Fur Boarding Station or a work surface for my chop saw when Iím doing projects at the kids houses. When I trap in Southern Wisconsin I utilize my workshop as an ad hoc Fur Shed, this thread helped me consider some different options for functionality. Everything condenses and I can store all my Beaver boards under the table when not in use or for transporting.


I added a dog choker on a dowel pin for my Money Cuts

I also added a vise for fur boarding that can adjust to any position

I got a lot of design inspiration from the thread for my beam

I mounted Uni-Strut in my workshop and in my fur shed





The saw horses are rated for 1,400 lbs so bring on the Super Blanket Beavers. lol

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: Hern] #6355834
10/24/18 07:47 PM
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oneoldboot, good idea on the portable table. Nice job.

Eagleye, Great workmanship. Great use of space. Nice job.

Re: Fur Shed Tips & Tricks [Re: The Beav] #6356430
10/25/18 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
When your neoprene waders are ready to be tossed cut them off at the thighs and wear them when fleshing. It keeps the hide In place and will save your apron. And gives you a little padding against the beam end.


Here's a visual for ya. That's all the Beav wears when he's fleshing, the cut off waders and a pair of galoshes.

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