SHORT INCISIONS-DORSAL CUTS-TUBED SKINS: Ever wonder why one of these skns seemed fine coming out of the pickle, hair tight, and epidermis tight, then later slipped???
When allowing these skins to dry, after tan application, you have to allow the hair side to dry also! Take a paint-on tan for example. After the application of the tan, leave the skin, SKIN SIDE OUT, overnight. Next AM, turn the skin HAIR SIDE OUT, and place under a fan, for the haie side to dy. This is very important! Many times, not doing this, you will notice ear slippage, epidermis loss, belly slip on small game, and the list goes on! Think about it??? Bacteria loves DARK and DAMP to grow and reproduce. No matter what type of tanning you do, DONT forget this, on these types of skns! The skin side will tan, and that wont change. Leaving the hair side of a skin, damp and dark, while drying, will bite you! Get in the freezer ASAP.
BIG LIPS ON SHAVING MACHINE BLADES: Some genious started this practice along time ago, and it is WRONG! Encourage your suppliers to change this practice of grinding those GIANT lips! That personal preference stuf is wrong. There is NO REASON to hae those big lips on a blade. Learn how to use a small lip, and no one will ever convince you to go bck to a big one! I promise!
1. The blade waste- for every big lip ground and turned on a blade, you can get 2 grinds, with a smaller lip. Sell more blades?
2. The big lip, is wayyyy more dangerous! Common sence should tell you that.
3. A big lip, is MUCH more likely to cause skin damages, because it is MUCH harder to control!
4. Common myth- a big lip can take off more, or thicker pieces of skin. Wrong! The only part of the lp that is cutting, is the very tip, or edge. You can actually lift a small
lip up, and take off more skin. You cant lift up a big lip, other than the very tip.
Basically, the grinding of those big lips, was born out of ignorance,and is nothing more than a waste of a blade, that is harder to control. Shaving smaller skins, like small game , is twice as difficult as it should be! All this is just MHO.