I just got a flesh all mini flesher and was woundering how long it should take to flesh a coon or a fox? Just trying to get an idea of where I'm at.
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These are two thin skinned animals and you shouldn't get a mini-flesher within eyesight of those hides. Use a draw knife and fleshing beam if you can't get all the hide off by hand.
I just posted this somewhere else and I can't seem to find it, so I will ask again. Can I put a bobcat that i just skinned in a saftee acid pickle without salting it? Then can I tan it with liquid tan? All help would be appreciated. Thanks..Gary
I did my first fox and fleshed it all with a pair of scissors. I was real careful and still had alot of holes. I couldn't even imagine the destruction that a mini would do! I know the coyote I just finished was real thin in areas and I did it with scissirs and a knife, I wouldn't try it with a mini.
The truth is that I have used the flesher on a coon, grey and red fox, a ringtail, prairie dog, and 3 opossums. It does work on thin skinned animals, of course you have to be gentle, but it works and I save time rather than using a knife. I just asked how long it took for other to complete there animals using this tool I know I'm not the only one that uses it on small mammals and if I am than that is ok with me. Either I am not very good with a know or I am good with the flesher but I do save a LOT of time on fleshing using this tool. How many of you that posted about it not working have really tried it on small mammals?
I don't post hearsay. I post opinions based on experience. And I know what I did when I owned one. If you were to check back a few years, you'll see I sold the one I had along with extra parts for about $50 which only paid for the shipping.