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Beam #6956010
08/06/20 09:53 AM
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What is a good all around size for a fleshing beam? 2x8? 2x6?

Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956023
08/06/20 10:18 AM
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A couple of different sizes are the best. One for smaller animals like mink, etc. And a larger one for cats and canines... depends on what you are planning to trap and catch the most. for your area I would start off with a 2x6


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Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956278
08/06/20 03:55 PM
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Good woodworking shops project, and use the schools routers for the edging. Do it right the first time and it will last a lifetime.

Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956295
08/06/20 04:11 PM
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My biggest advice is to match the curve of your beam to your blade. If they donít match youíre going to work twice as much to flesh.

Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956307
08/06/20 04:24 PM
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A 2X6 in the shape of a fox board, curved to fit your fleshing knife, will handle all pelts other than small critters mink, marten, rats and squirrels which are easily fleshed on their forming boards with a small pelt stirrup scraper.
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Last edited by bctomcat; 08/06/20 04:57 PM.

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Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956344
08/06/20 05:05 PM
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When your fleshing with curved blade you should be holding the knife just about flat so there Is no need to curve your beam to match the curve of your knife. What about the knives with out a curve to the blade.
All you need to do Is round off any square edges.


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Re: Beam [Re: MySide 🦝] #6956361
08/06/20 05:27 PM
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You are correct Beav, you only need to actually curve the edges of your beam.

Last edited by bctomcat; 08/06/20 05:28 PM.

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