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Fleshing Beam Questions #926803
10/11/08 04:11 PM
10/11/08 04:11 PM
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Grand Island, NY, USA
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Here they are:

1. Do they have to be made from hardwood? can I just use a regular 2x8?

2. Related to the first question. What about cleaning? HOw do you clean them and how often.



Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: ecgreen] #926842
10/11/08 04:53 PM
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I just used a regular 2x8, narrowed the top for the head area and routered the edges to make them round.

Then I mixed up a batch of fiberglass resin and gave it 2 coats.

Cleans up very easily and will last a long time.

Brandon

Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: SaskCantrapper] #926989
10/11/08 07:31 PM
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saskcan were abouts to you live in saskatchewan??



Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: westtrapper] #927050
10/11/08 08:15 PM
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Hardwood boards will last a lifetime, a pine 2X8 is a bit soft but will work in a pinch. As beforementioned, shape with a saw and then use a plane or drawshave and sandpeper to finish. By the time you buy the board & put the work into it, you may be better off just buying a finished hardwood board.


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Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: itrapny] #927091
10/11/08 08:36 PM
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Your fleshing knife will dig into the softer wood when you scrape off the edge of the pelt, after doing that several times you will have some deep gouges that will make you cut thru some of your skins, ben there and done that.
This year i built one uot of 4 inch pvc pipe and if it does'nt work I will go back to my oak beam.

Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: Trapliner] #927097
10/11/08 08:39 PM
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What are the measurements for a fleshing beam to fit a coyote?


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Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: itrapny] #927099
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If you can find an old 2x8 fir plank it will work very well. You will want to make sure that it fits you properly, meaning it is the right height. I have made mine adjustable for when I am instructing courses so it will fit everyone in the class. When shaping the beam try to get you beam to match the curve of your fleshing knife. It will make fleshing all that much easier.

Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: Pete] #927112
10/11/08 08:45 PM
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That's all I need to know thanks!


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Re: Fleshing Beam Questions [Re: ] #927752
10/12/08 11:07 AM
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westtrapper, 40 mins. south of Moose Jaw in the town of Mossbank.

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