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No One will believe this!!

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by hounddoggy, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. hounddoggy

    hounddoggy Member

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    I tanned a few buck hides from last season. They were tanned with jrts and have been in freezer. For kicks I clamped them to a sheet of plywood and left them to dry for a day. Fired up the weed eater!! I do landscaping for a living. I slowly went over the flesh side of the skinn with the weed eater on half throttle. NO B.S. !!! HIDE IS SO SOFT!! hIDE WAS TANNED AND IN FREEZER. I took it out and went to town. The edges are a little tough to get to but wow!! Today I oiled them and plan to weed eat them again! unreal how this works. You have to use a very heavy dia. line so it wont cut the hide. the string just slaps the hide. I dont expect yall to but this but it works! When ot dries i re oil and weed eat. so far so good!
     
  2. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    LOL ! Oh god, you know I am going to have to try that on some of my own hides. Breaking in with a weed whacker ! Now that you dont hear everyday.
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Just when you think you've heard everything.

    I still gotta ask, How in hell did WEEDEATER and TANNING get into the same thought process? Didn't Ray Stevens have a song about a weedeater and a chicken?
     
  4. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    I think it's more like how in the hell did weedeater and hide break-in get into the same equation. And how did pressure washer and fleshing fall into the same category. Somebody always thinking of a better way.
     
  5. This is nuts...By the way,welcome back George
     
  6. scpol

    scpol Wholesale Bird Taxidermy....Fan of Mike & Harry

    Do you know what diameter the weed wacker line was ??? ::) ::)
     
  7. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    is jrts really a TAN???? ;D
     
  8. AFWS

    AFWS The lost Robertson

    NO dp is ;D
     
  9. coonhollow

    coonhollow Active Member

    lol, too funny buy hey if it works! did you complete your lawn chores also? lol
     
  10. paul e

    paul e New Member

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    hmmm
    im going to the attic to see if i can find my kids old rockum sockum toys
    you never know lmao
     
  11. nitt

    nitt Member

    Um not sure but I believe breaking a deer hide is pretty effortless If it works on somthin a little thicker than that I would be impressed but not a deer all I do with my deer back hides is oil them after shaving of course place one foot on them and stretch them rotating the hide takes me like 5 min or so.
     
  12. I guess it would work even better if you could come up with some kind of attatchment to go on the weedwhacker to 100% prevent cuts and tears, and cover more area. :D
     
  13. murph

    murph Member

    Hmmmmm,
    Wonder now bout clamping one of those heads to a bench grinder or an ole electic motor ????? Probably same results without all the fumes and u can use it indoors ... Hmmmmmmm
     
  14. Oh I hear the coggs a turnning
     
  15. That guy on taxidermy tube will steal your idea and market it. He will call it the TASCO hide whacker.
     
  16. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member


    I thought he IS the tasco hide whacker
     
  17. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    What the heck ever happen to Miss TASCO ? No 2010 model ?
     
  18. I was pulling deer hides off the oiling racks and one got sucked into the big box fan, so I had to get my lawn mower out to drag the fan into the driveway and I beat the hide with my weedeater and it really came out soft! So now I am going to tumble the hide in my dryer and see what happens next...
     
  19. NOAH@aarrkk

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    While weed-eating the other day and cutting some ivy out of a chain-link fence I came up with the idea that a weed eater should work for fleshing a deer sized hide..........anyone ever try that? Seriously!!!
     
  20. dktaxidermy

    dktaxidermy I'm on top of the dirt; how bad can it be?

    i just stake deer hides out and run over them with my manual lawnmower to break them. i use the power mower for fleshing. btw i use the riding mower on thes big ol' mule deer and elk.

    njow who wants to bid on my oceanfront property in NM?

    :)