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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Law Dog] #7199615
02/28/21 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the pictures. Id like to see the base after you make it.

Im thinking about making one, but Id probably just use my old wood beam as a base. Id Probably just cut the top of the beam off and mount the pvc on top of the remaining beam. My beam is currently made of a piece of 2x6 hardwood. Id like one a touch wider. Maybe 6 1/2. I think it would work well for raccoons on up. I have only seen one set up similar to that. Im not sold on the swapping out of pvc pieces yet. Ill probably bolt mine on.


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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7199771
02/28/21 07:19 PM
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I was thinking of cutting a thin line in the beam for a second anchor point with a cable and a small binder. The boards on this set up binds into place as the curve of the beam slips under the flat board holding it.


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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7199883
02/28/21 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Koss2005
Owen156 I was driving by a construction site and saw a bunch of pvc laying around. I stopped and spoke with the site foreman asked him if I could buy a piece of there pvc if they had any scrapes left over. After about 20 minutes of bs'ing he said follow me. He took me to a pile and asked me if I wanted 10in or 12in. I told him I'd like the 12in and asked him how much he told me nothing. It was about 6ft long I went to lift it and it was pretty heavy he said leave it I'll have my guy load it. He called out to some young kid to load for me and that fellow picked it up and put it on his shoulder and loaded it into the bed of my truck and that's all there is to getting a piece of pvc pipe.


Thanks, I know where there is a construction site with the green pipe laying all over the place.

Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7200381
03/01/21 07:22 AM
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I used 14in well casing that I bought from a well drillers. Fairly easy to come by around here, as there are 7 or 8 drillers in the area.

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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7200862
03/01/21 03:02 PM
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I made mine mounted on a tapered 2x4. Screwed through the top and epoxy to fill in the screw heads. I used a coyote board to trace the shape and then a jig saw to cut out. A belt sander and a 4-1/2" grinder with flapper wheels to shape and smooth. As you can see in the pic I use it close to the cabinets and counter in my garage. on the edge of the cabinets I screwed in two brackets that are used to hold in 2x4 uprights on a trailer to mount removable sides. works great. I have one smaller to use on smaller critters like mink and fisher and even though I haven't gotten any beaver yet I have a much wider one made to handle those.

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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7201388
03/01/21 10:02 PM
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I fashioned mine around Coon Creek's set up. I made a 10-1/2", 8", 6", and a 4" beam out of 10" dia. PVC. To be honest I use the 6" beam 90% of the time and never use the 4" beam, easier to do mink on the wooden stretcher board.
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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7201583
03/02/21 07:30 AM
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Do all of you guys like the pvc a lot better? What are the drawbacks, if any? It seems like the pelt might slip around a lot to me, but I never used one.


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Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: rendezvous] #7201652
03/02/21 08:52 AM
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rendezvous, that's what i'm looking for! What dimensions for the boards. I don't need the smallest board and I can figure out the beaver board. I assume there patterned after a peticular stretcher size

Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7202048
03/02/21 02:59 PM
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6" at the base and tapered as a typical stretcher board, same with the 8" beam. All have a 4" x 1-1/2" notches on the bottom and are 36" long.

Re: How do you make a pvc fleshing beam? [Re: Koss2005] #7202129
03/02/21 04:37 PM
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Thank you rendezvous.




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