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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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beaver fleshing

here is a few pics of my son with his beaver fleshing and finished product.
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Re: beaver fleshing

Nice
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Re: beaver fleshing

great job,
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Re: beaver fleshing

he enjoys the catching, skinning, and fleshing but has trouble with the hoops.hard to believe.
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Re: beaver fleshing

Very nice. Good for him that he enjoys it. I did 4 today myself. I like all but the fleshing. I've never used hoops but they do dry faster than on boards. Congrats!!
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Re: beaver fleshing

Man that looks like a pain putting it on a hoop.Never seen that before but I`m no beaver trapper.
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Re: beaver fleshing

Looks like he did a pretty good job!

On the first two pics, I see some sort of clamp on the beam?

That seems like a better idea than my method of just holding them on with my fat gut. Got any close-up pics of that set-up?

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Re: beaver fleshing

Nice looking . I like the trick with the leg holes , I'll have to try that on my next one. Beats pinning them closed. Did you cut the nose off, can't tell from the pic?

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Re: beaver fleshing

lugnut, what we have is a homemade clamp.. two pieces of 1x3 about 8 inches long.put them down your fleshing beam about 10 inches and put a mark on them close to the edge of your beam.drill through the mark and put a 1/2 inch carriage bolt 6 inches long through them with nuts on the other end, when i put a beaver on the beam i like to start at about the shoulders so that is where i clamp it. i do from the shoulders to tail them turn around and do shoulders to nose.
furdog, when i skin i leave the nose and lips on then when fleshing i cut them off with the fleshing knife.
as far as the hoops i can hoop a blanket in about 10 or 15 minutes. each beaver gets around 240 rings in them, a few less per size.
lugut, i will get you a picture this weekend of my clamping rig, none to skin tonight. we will be getting some sets out tommorow so hopefully sunday we'll get some pics
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Re: beaver fleshing

Great job on the beaver! What type of fleshing knife are you using? I use a blue english fleshing knife on beaver and coon. I've heard the necker could be better and seen guys using an Ulu knife.

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