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Fleshing the muzzle area of a deer on a fleshing machine

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Blane, May 24, 2011.

  1. Blane

    Blane New Member

    Do any of you flesh out the muzzle area; lips, nose pad, chin, etc. on a fleshing wheel ? Or is it even possible ?

  2. Steve W

    Steve W Member

    Yes it is possible. It's easiest if you have a very sharp blade and have the lip just barely exposed from the guard. If you get good enough or brave enough you can shave with your finger right behind the skin. Better yet, get it close with the wheel and do your final thinning with a knife, skife knife or scalpel. I personally prefer a Dremel with either a drum sander or a smooth stone. I've found that a chainsaw sharpening stone and a very dry skin are hard to beat for thinning. You'll have to find what works for you. Be safe in whatever you try. Steve

  3. tt

    tt Licensed Taxidermist,Hunter,Trapper,and Fur Bearer

    as steve said it is possible if you are good with the machine and have a good "feel". I use a skife knife when I get to the eyes and nose.
  4. mossy923

    mossy923 New Member

    I never tride those areas with my flesher, good question, I always use a scaple around eyes, nose, chin an lips, then I us the flesher.
  5. gunner62

    gunner62 Gunners Buckhorn Taxidermy

    Blane, yes you can with a machine such as a dakota pro with micro adjustments, personally I take mine to about a 1/4'" of the eyes and right to the lip line and then skife knife the rest. ;)