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Beaver scraping question #7458297
01/12/22 11:09 AM
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nyhuntfish Offline OP
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I still do not know after like 5 years what I'm doing here.

Can anyone help me answer this?

Question: How deep do you need to go on the bottom part of the beaver when scraping?

Here is a picture of a perfect example of me not knowing how deep. I sort of cut deeper, then thought, "Well, maybe too deep." I don't know.

I've sold several beaver in FHA auction that weren't marked down at all. Maybe it doesn't matter?

I DO want to learn how to do it correctly. Thank you.

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Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458306
01/12/22 11:22 AM
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I would take more off there. That area is thick and tough. A sharp fleshing knife will shave that off good and clean.
Take it all the way to the skin.

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458308
01/12/22 11:23 AM
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If your selling as hatters donít take anymore off lol

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458312
01/12/22 11:25 AM
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I use a slicing motion going left to right on a beam, around the legs and other thin parts I use a dull edge and push it off. The put up looks nice.

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458314
01/12/22 11:30 AM
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Agree if for hatters dont worry if heavy shearing type beaver shave it off no fat left no but not deep enough to cut into hair roots

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458350
01/12/22 12:18 PM
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Nyhuntfish, where in ny are you from, Iíd be glad to show you how I do it, mine come out pretty good, send me a pm.

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458363
01/12/22 12:31 PM
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I clean skin beaver and those areas, (the shoulders and tail area) get shaved down while I skin. Scraping is just a light go over with a pull type paint scraper to pick up a any liquid grease and tags of flesh I missed.
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Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458365
01/12/22 12:36 PM
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THANK YOU ALL. I'll keep working on it.


Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458369
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Thank you for posting a picture. Very nice.


Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: Tom Fisher] #7458371
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Thanks. I got the methods all from Coon Creek Stu (youtube).


Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7458376
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Here are a couple that are ready to come off boards, no matter what market you are selling for you should strive to do your best, just my opinion.

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: newfox1] #7458742
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Thanks for posting the picture.


Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458895
01/12/22 09:42 PM
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Best demo ever .I just got a new Dunn knife for clean skinning.Probably wonít trap a beaver till next season as I have a bad aortic valve thatís going to need replaced soon.Thank you for taking the time to do these demos at the sales!


catch to date:

coon 1
mink 0
rats 0
beaver 1
yotes 7
Skunk 0
otter 0

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: beaverpeeler] #7458896
01/12/22 09:43 PM
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Best demo ever Beverpeeler.I just got a new Dunn knife for clean skinning.Probably wonít trap a beaver till next season as I have a bad aortic valve thatís going to need replaced soon.Thank you for taking the time to do these demos at the sales!


catch to date:

coon 1
mink 0
rats 0
beaver 1
yotes 7
Skunk 0
otter 0

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7459013
01/12/22 11:12 PM
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They're supposed to look like this.


Last edited by Boco; 01/12/22 11:17 PM.

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Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7459117
01/13/22 01:55 AM
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Boco's the beaver put-up king!


"Semper la caccia dei castori"
Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7459168
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Boco, they look great.

Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: Boco] #7459183
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Originally Posted by Boco
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They're supposed to look like this.



Dang. Boco would you consider making a video of the scraping process? I would love to see that. I can also put it on Trappers Report, maybe people will start using it.


Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7459196
01/13/22 08:03 AM
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nyhuntfish,

Be patient with yourself. Finishing beaver and doing it like the better ones shown on this thread is not an easy task to get a handle on.
Practice, practice, practice.

Mac



Re: Beaver scraping question [Re: nyhuntfish] #7459232
01/13/22 08:49 AM
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I have been fleshing mine on a beam now but finish that area between the back legs and tail with a beaver knife after it is put on the board. I still have some issues there also, that's why I go old school.

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