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Fleshing Beam Bracket #7019926
10/17/20 07:23 PM
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So, we're almost into the season and I'm putting stuff together on the off chance that I DO get something. I went to the local supply store today and picked up some last minute equipment and a fleshing system. I got the beam, but need to get a bracket and figure out how to mount it. I plan on fleshing in a room in my basement with a concrete floor, so If I can't imagine that I'll be mounting it to the floor.

Thoughts on how to set this up? Is there a bracket or set up that is preferred?

Also, I need to pick up peat moss, but haven't seen it on any of the sponsored sites. Do you typically just pick that up at the local Lowe's?

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7019949
10/17/20 07:50 PM
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Peat moss i ways bought at lowes or menards...and I bought it in early summer and dried it out thoroughly before season started it took a long time in my garage to dry it out.
One bale is really compressed and it would fill two 30 gallon black plastic trash cans easily.
For your beam maybe make a freestanding sturdy bench to mount that to, or mount it to the wall.

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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7019967
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Can pick up two heavy duty hinges. Mount one to the end of the beam and the other about 2/3's up towards the tapered end, then you can mount a 2x4 to that and mount the wide end to a wall. You will have to put another 2x4 between the studs. Cut the front 2x4 to length after you find the height you want to work at. The front 2x4 will be at an angle towards the wall and will brace against the wall where your base board is.


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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7019980
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I might just have to build a wall. The walls now are cement also. I have a free standing workbench in there. If I move it I could attach the base to that. I'm assuming plastic on the floor would be fine to catch the mess?

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7019990
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You could build A simple 2 x 4 frame
Add a board to sit upon to pull down to flesh and get a break from standing while Fleshing once in a while.


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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020059
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I need to figure out a portable system of some type i can move around as well I'm short on space.

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020111
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Mount a heavy duty hinge to your bench. Then If you have a saw horse just place It under your beam. And move It back and forth till you get the right angle.
If you want to move your beam just remove the pin In you hinge and move the beam.


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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020236
10/18/20 07:21 AM
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Hinge is a good option: I have somewhat of a hybrid, I need portability and the hinge works great in my workshop at home and fur shed in Northern , WI- I just pull the pin and throw my beam in the truck with the same connection set-up at both locations. I also made a base that I can slide the same beam into when fleshing outdoors when the weather permits.

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Should have mentioned- the hinge is also nice for swinging it against the wall to get it out of your way for storage

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020301
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I got this hardware package from F&T and it works great and folds up against the wall out of the way when not being used. You can adjust the height and angle with the leg support that swings down.
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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020373
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They do make a heavy steel mount that you can anchor to a concrete floor. Can't remember who makes it though...


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Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020502
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Lots of options! Thank you!

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020545
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Bracket on the wall 1 1/2 square tubing. Top socket for 6'3" son bottom for me.
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Beam with 1 1/4 square tubing.
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End of season the beam goes in the closet out of the way.






Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7020562
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If you want to attach something to concrete and be removable, use Tapcon style screws or drop-in anchors. You can drill the pilot holes for Tapcons with a regular drill; the anchors go better with a hammer drill. With modern products, attaching to concrete is easier than most people think. Just follow the product instructions and clean the holes out.

Re: Fleshing Beam Bracket [Re: Martlet] #7052516
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My set-up is the fleshing beam is mounted to 4'x4' piece of plywood with a large hinge. This lets me stand on plywood with beam on my stomach ( i also have 2" foam pad sewn into my apron for comfort) or can reverse with top of beam against wall in a notched 2x4 mounted on wall. I use both fleshing styles depending on what i'm fleshing

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