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Beaver leg holes #8091898
03/03/24 10:44 PM
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I was reading in another post where someone said they did opposite bottom to top on the back leg holes , is there a right way or is it just preference? I guess I never paid attention to how I nail them, just what is easier on me .

Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8091912
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I don't think It makes any difference.


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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8091947
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Bottom over top on the back legs means your brush wont grab a flap when brushing.The fronts you can do either way since they can be nailed side over side.


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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8091954
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I always work on the assumption that pulling leg-holes towards the outside of the pelt is desired to make a larger block of fur.


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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: beaverpeeler] #8091963
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Thanks Boco for explaining it .

Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
I always work on the assumption that pulling leg-holes towards the outside of the pelt is desired to make a larger block of fur.




That how I always look at it thatís why I pulled them to the outside . I still got 6 in the freezer to put up I will pull them from the bottom to the top and see how that works.

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I agree with what BOCO says about brushing but I think it also keeps fur laying same direction. More natural

Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8092150
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Never even considered that, but now that you brought it up, itís another good tip for the fur shed.


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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8092373
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I have the darndest time with legs, but back over front (on the skin side) is how I nail back legs. I tie front legs and cut them off after a day or two. Just how I do it, I'm not a seasoned vet by any means though.


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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8093433
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Re: Beaver leg holes [Re: Tommie] #8101153
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Somewhere back 8+ years ago, a guy recommended using hog castration bands for the leg holes. The pliers were probably kind of expensive, but the holes closed up nicely.


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It still doesn't matter. Unless you are doing It for show and tell.


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