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Bigbucklover69
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« on: May 10, 2012, 09:07:32 PM »

I got a question for yas,, whats the average for fleshing out a white tail cape? Im just learning how to do this, from turning the parts to completing the fleshing its taking me around 5-6 hours,, now remember i am really new at this..does that seem like a long time or am i doing ok for now...and one other thing,, is there a place you can send the skin to be fleshed instead of doing it yourself? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 09:14:31 PM »

What is an "average",whitetail? Stop worrying about time and worry about thoroughness.  I can flesh one in 20 minutes when I try but usually take 30 because I stopped timing myself.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 09:22:13 PM »

Don't be so concerned  with speed at this point. Concentrate  on getting the skin fleshed properly  & As thin as you can get it.
Speed will come with experience.
My first few took all day 28 years later 30 min.
You need to learn to flesh/shave before you start looking to send it out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 09:23:11 PM »

lol, you beat me to that George.
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Bigbucklover69
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 05:48:31 AM »

Guess i wrote that wrong,, im not worried about time, i actually am bored after my day job, i was just wondering if 6-7 hours to flesh was a normal start or am i doing something way wrong that i need to change up..and wow george, 20-30 mins, thats amazing..takes me that long just to get it on the board straight, lol
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 06:17:59 AM »

45 minutes for me
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 07:51:40 AM »

Just like anything else the more times you do it with good technique the more efficient you will become. No different than most other things. Stick with it! Wait til you cant leave well enough alone with a fleshing machine and think you can get one more pass on an area and you open up a nice 2-3" hole or bigger..lol
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 08:08:26 AM »


X2 on that one !!!!
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Bigbucklover69
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 08:44:41 AM »

lol nice,, yeah i asked for a sewing basket for xmas thats for sure,, i did my 2nd deer in my living room last night and learned 3 very important factors,,one was when doing the ear make sure the filler goes on inbtween the cartlidge and ear, not threw the center so it falls on the floor and you cant find it until you step in it and your wife wants to kill you..  :)
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 10:18:14 AM »

I avg about 45 min but some of these FL deer will only take 20 min, all you do is split things...there is no fleshing and very little shaving at that. lol
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 06:53:50 PM »

Just like anything else the more times you do it with good technique the more efficient you will become. No different than most other things. Stick with it! Wait til you cant leave well enough alone with a fleshing machine and think you can get one more pass on an area and you open up a nice 2-3" hole or bigger..lol
Just like sex!
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 10:26:37 PM »

If you asked 100 taxidermist what there definition of fleshing is you would get 100 different answer's. Just ask anybody who has worked in a tannery. Just like one taxidermist will say he can mount one deer a day and another will say he can mount four. To me the process of mounting start's with caping the deer and end's when that deer is ready for pick up, to others it's when you get it back from the tannery to when it's drying on a rack. If you are getting your deer to where there is little to no prep work after tanning then your fleshing time for your first few is not that bad.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 11:36:10 PM »

Damn Taz.  Bummer.  The worst sex I ever had was wonderful.  Sorry about your luck.  Now I don't know if it was that good to the girl involved, but that didn't have anything to do with how well I enjoyed it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 01:22:23 PM »

oh ya try fleshing standing on your head
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 05:13:07 PM »

When I started, deer took me about 3 hours to skin off the head and get to the salted stage.  Now it takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on certain factors like if the ear is split, etc.  This year I got too busy so I hired a college student to skin and flesh for $50 a head. 
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