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beaver bites #7206371
03/06/21 07:56 AM
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So how do you dyed in the wool beaver trappers/fur handlers handle your bitten up pelts..if you sew them shut what type needle thread? is their a gain by repairing them at all? had one open up that was what I thought was nearly healed ..frustrating to say the least...

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Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206376
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I nail them shut on the board. If they aren't completely healed they could get bigger as the hide dries. Might not matter to the buyer, but that's what I do.


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Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206393
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Yep I nail em shut just like a leg hole.


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Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206405
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I have done both; sew and nail.I am hoping someone comes forth with good advice on sewing and equipment

Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206496
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With the market we are i, I donít think it makes a lick of difference. Might make you feel better but I donít think the added time will make you any money. Anything that isnít shearable is hatter and the cut those into narrow strips anyways.

Re: beaver bites [Re: 8117 Steve R] #7206499
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Originally Posted by 8117 Steve R
I nail them shut on the board. If they aren't completely healed they could get bigger as the hide dries. Might not matter to the buyer, but that's what I do.

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Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206597
03/06/21 11:33 AM
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I leave 'em and live with it. The hatter market could care less if they're sewed shut.

You can't make a beaver go from 3 to 2 with needle/thread or nails.


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Re: beaver bites [Re: beaverpeeler] #7206612
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Speaking of hatters, just how do they deal with the fur. Do they just shear the hair from the hide or what? Webfootwhacker said they cut into strips, so what is with that? Thanks for the replies. Zookeeper.

Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206651
03/06/21 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by marathonman
So how do you dyed in the wool beaver trappers/fur handlers handle your bitten up pelts..if you sew them shut what type needle thread?
When sewing up damage of any pelt I would use dental floss and a glovers needle.


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Re: beaver bites [Re: marathonman] #7206674
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If it is a medium sized defect and you are selling it on the raw fur market-nail it closed.
If you are tanning it sew it with good strong thread.
You will have to sew it again after tanning but it will be a much smaller defect to deal with.
A lot depends on the size,location and number of bite holes.
I use a glovers needle and upholstry thread doubled.Doubling the thread will hold farther along in the tanning process.

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