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1st otter put up #7518715
03/05/22 08:27 PM
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1st attempt...I don't know how you guys do many of these in a day! I'm good for just 1! Fleshing the tail was a real B! I couldn't figure out how to mount it on my beam so it would stay put!


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7518824
03/05/22 09:43 PM
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Looks great! Yeah, those tails suck even after you do more then a couple smile


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519041
03/06/22 07:05 AM
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Great job!

Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519175
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Perfect.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519504
03/06/22 03:36 PM
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Nice job John, make yourself a little block for the end of your beam and you can hold the hide anywhere you want.

Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519567
03/06/22 04:31 PM
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Your otter looks great! That tail is super tough
Just did my first one. They are tough.

Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519694
03/06/22 07:01 PM
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Excellent job. To facilitate ease in fleshing the tail, with a sharp knife or scapel slit and cross hatch the beads of fat being careful not to cut the leather.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7519778
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Good job on fleshing and boarding.

Re: 1st otter put up [Re: bctomcat] #7519791
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Originally Posted by bctomcat
Excellent job. To facilitate ease in fleshing the tail, with a sharp knife or scapel slit and cross hatch the beads of fat being careful not to cut the leather.

I will definitely take that into account! I did another one today, it was much easier (as a whole), it had been in the freezer. As far as the tail went it was still a pain, but I clamped it on the beam made a pretty big difference. Thanks all!


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: newfox1] #7519794
03/06/22 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by newfox1
Nice job John, make yourself a little block for the end of your beam and you can hold the hide anywhere you want.

Yeah I've seen those on here, I'm gonna make one.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7525059
03/11/22 02:01 PM
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Very nice job on the otter,good shape and nice and clean.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7525084
03/11/22 02:27 PM
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Thanks! I've since found out that I need to pull the back legs around to the back, and cut a shorter window. Guess I'll do that on my 3rd one, cuz I've done 2 this way.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7525108
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Your Ok by leaving the legs on the belly side.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7525118
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The way you have it is perfect,the legs are skirted properly,straight across from the base of the tail with no pleating.You could make the window a bit shorter and more rounded.
Pinning or sewing the front legholes is an option but fine the way you have them.

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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7525252
03/11/22 05:58 PM
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Looks good. You will get better with each one you do. I know I don't cuss near as much as I did with the 1st couple.

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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Boco] #7525356
03/11/22 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
The way you have it is perfect,the legs are skirted properly,straight across from the base of the tail with no pleating.You could make the window a bit shorter and more rounded.
Pinning or sewing the front legholes is an option but fine the way you have them.

I actually tied the front legs and after 2 (I think) days cut them off, they're not closed, but have a very minimal hole. Thanks for the input, I couldn't do what I do without you guys!

Lol backroadsarcher, couldn't have said it better myself!


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7538160
03/24/22 10:44 PM
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Dang it! I tried to bunch up the fur on the tail, and the honches and now the leather is wrinkled. My plan is to have it tanned, will this be an issue? Or, could it go ahead and shrink according to plan on its own?


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7538271
03/25/22 06:40 AM
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That will not affect the pelt if itís going to be tanned.

Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7538913
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That's what I was hoping, thanks. Just trying some different things to get a better feel for this stuff.


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Re: 1st otter put up [Re: Yukon John] #7539101
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We are skinning and putting up 50 or so otter tomorrow I'll try and get some pictures.


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