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Mini Fridge? #6415848
01/01/19 09:08 PM
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Hey guys. New to trapping/handling and have seen some guys using freezers to keep their skinned furs in prior to fleshing/boarding. Is this simply to keep them from rotting until they get a chance to finish the job? Seems to me that the fats would come off easier on a chilled hide. Ive only ever skinned and fleshed while the animal is still warm and have wondered if its worth the 30-50 dollars on craigslist just to chill them and flesh them all on a Saturday instead of throughout the week. If you think it would help my fleshing, is a refrigerator cold enough or should I really look into a freezer. Sorry for the elementary question!

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-Andy

Re: Mini Fridge? [Re: cowboyandy] #6415943
01/01/19 10:14 PM
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Unless It's freezer It's not going to do you much good.
In fact In my opinion I find It easier to flesh a room temperature skin then one that has been partially frozen. To me I loose the feel of the knife on partial frozen or chilled hides.


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Re: Mini Fridge? [Re: cowboyandy] #6415970
01/01/19 10:36 PM
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A fridge is handy in the skinning room.Forget the small one though,you need a big one that will hold a few skins and still have room for the wobbly pop.

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Re: Mini Fridge? [Re: Boco] #6416135
01/02/19 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
A fridge is handy in the skinning room.Forget the small one though,you need a big one that will hold a few skins and still have room for the wobbly pop.


Yep^^^^you gotta stay hydrated in the fur shed!

Re: Mini Fridge? [Re: Dfabs] #6416799
01/02/19 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dfabs
Originally Posted by Boco
A fridge is handy in the skinning room.Forget the small one though,you need a big one that will hold a few skins and still have room for the wobbly pop.


Yep^^^^you gotta stay hydrated in the fur shed!

I'll second that.
Let's take a vote "......................then drink to it. Once the knives are put down

Re: Mini Fridge? [Re: cowboyandy] #6417336
01/03/19 11:49 AM
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skinning fluid is a necessity

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