Hey there guys, I'm just new to the industry, have just converted my bench grinder into a temporary fleshing machine until can get a new one. As i don't have a tannery anywhere in the country that i can send my hides to i plan on fleshing and tanning my own stuff. I've seen the numbers of animals some of you guys can pull in per week. Has anyone who fleshes their stuff at homes had any troubles with arthritis in their joints? I've only done this for a year or so, and the joints in my fingers from fleshing hides all day are not exactly in their best shape. Not saying I have arthritis but is it a possibility of happening? As much as i want to send it to a tannery I cant... any info available to me about this? I dont want to be all knobbly fingered when im 50!