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Beaver - Another Beaver Finish ? #640968
03/20/08 11:26 AM
03/20/08 11:26 AM
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St. Cloud, MN
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Do you folks sew the leg holes on beavers or is it just as good to insert a block of wood in the leg hole and pin it shut? Sewing is a long drawn out process for me!


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Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: trapperkeck] #640970
03/20/08 11:28 AM
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I pin shut...front legs I close with a cloths pin...
The back legs I try to close them with folds...I borax them heavy befor the pinning..

Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: ] #640978
03/20/08 11:33 AM
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Why do you borax them? I'm sure it speeds the drying time, but what other reason is there for this? Or, are you just talking about hitting the folded leg portions with borax, not the whole pelt?


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Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: trapperkeck] #641963
03/20/08 07:53 PM
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Clothespin front legs....hog ring back legs. When dry, trim flush. NAFA was happy with that.

Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: DanielE] #642065
03/20/08 08:28 PM
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Sewing them dont give you any more $ but thet sure look nicer. I prefer 2 sew them, it's all in the presentation.

Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: skullman] #642076
03/20/08 08:31 PM
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Any pics of sewing or how anyone else closes them

Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: Hunt12Trap] #642271
03/20/08 10:18 PM
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If your front leg holes on the beaver protrude when its on the board just fold over and use 1 nail to pin it down. Just nail the back leg holes over to the other side.

Re: Another Beaver Finish ? [Re: BauerPOwer] #642309
03/20/08 11:03 PM
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if your front legs are a bit long cut them off and then pull the edges togeather and nail shut. Try not to fold over to much hide by doing so you could have some taint. Both front legs and hind leg holes should be trimed before nailing shut.
You boys talking about sewing and hog ringing must be using hoops.


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