I have had a couple of Pm's lately, from a few guys, and Gals, that are getting there first fleshing machine. I would like to see if some of us, can give a few safety pointers, based on past experience. 1. I dont know where to buy those fleshing gloves, since I have have never used em, so could somebody please post that info. 2. holding the skin: when fleshing or shaving, keep all your fingers, in a tight group. Here is a visual. Stick your hands out in front of you, with the fingers spread, and the nails towards you. I know this sounds funny, but, twist your right, wrist towards the right, and your left wrist, towards the left. You should have your 2 thumbs, sticking straight toward the sky. Bring all your fingers together, except the thumbs. Grab the hide, and scoup up the skin, then lay your thumb, on top of your index finger.(the skin, will be between your thumb, and index finger. Your thumb, and your pinky, on your right hand, are usually going to get cut the worst, from not keeping your fingers together. 3. never reach in front of the machine, with your right hand. Yall keep em coming!