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philintheblank
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« on: March 09, 2012, 12:15:13 AM »

are there any other methods for shaving pelts and hides other than a commercial flesher/fur dressing machine or the skife knife?

i dont mind the skife knife but it seems to be more suited to the face area rather than an entire hide.

i am looking to tan a couple pelts, maybe even a deer hide... i have got the fleshing part down pat (taught myself on a couple coyote pelts this winter) and now am just looking toward the next step.

any help would be great
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duxdown
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 07:36:44 AM »

Assumeing your talking about a pickled hide. I have saw on here more than once folk's useing a belt sander and there fleshing beam. I have used either a drum sander and or a dremel with a sanding drum on several pelts or at least spot areas with frequency.
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Pinebear
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 07:10:37 PM »

4" Grinder and a cut off disk for metal cutting using edge of disk and working top to bottom while skin is over a fleshing beam works pretty good. Or a round end beaver skinning knife if you have lots of time.
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CLIFFTAX
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 06:38:41 AM »

A few years ago I seen a guy do a beaver hide with a grinder using a Flap wheel (disc).
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DRW
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 08:54:52 AM »

A few years ago I seen a guy do a beaver hide with a grinder using a Flap wheel (disc).

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Greg Livbucks
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 12:30:29 PM »

It is all in the practice and technique. I can shave a skin with a skife and get 12 inch strips on every stroke and shave it nearly see through. Keep trying and it will come in time.
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