Volume fleshing question

Submitted by rw on 5/2/06 at 5:13 PM. ( wolferk@bresnan.net )

What method will produce the best result and best use of time,...

hand fleshing on the beam
or by using a skilled person on a "found knife" fleshing machine?

Or other method?... to flesh 400 furbearers, being 300 coyote and 100 raccoon?

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fleshing beam

This response submitted by Rich P. on 5/2/06 at 5:59 PM. ( )

I think the feshing beam would be faster if you are good at it. I watched a guy a couple weeks ago at a trapping seminar and he could flesh a raccoon on a beam in under 2 minutes. I don't think anybody could do it that fast on a fleshing machine. Another option might be a pressure washer to flesh them.


This response submitted by oldshaver on 5/2/06 at 8:01 PM. ( )

You are talking fleshing for fur only, and not Taxidermy, I could easily do a coon or yote in under 2 minutes. You dont have to worry about eyes, lips, legs, etc. Seems the fleshing machine would be less work, in the long run, after learning how to use it. Shaving for Taxidermy purposes, would mean at least doubling the time.

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