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Fleshing Machine

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Illinoisbound, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. I am tired of doing it the hard way. What would be the best fleshing machine for the money? I am leaning toward the Dakota V table top combo through McKenzie but I don't know if that is a good machine or not. Any suggestions!
     
  2. Ok thanks. Would you recommend the floor or table top?
     

  3. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I have a Dakota tabletop and agree. I like the machine and with a tabletop, you have somewhere to rest the hide so you're not holding it up and fleshing at the same time. This is if you have a big, heavy hide like a steer or bison.
     
  4. Richbo

    Richbo 2nd place is the first loser!

    I agree with the Dakota Pro. Have one and love it. I would save your money on the table they sell in the catalog and build one of your own. Just my opinion though.
     
  5. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I built my own. It was easy, and I have a lot of room for storage now. I can post a picture or describe it if you want.
     
  6. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    X4 build your own, that way it can be at the right height. Also id put casters on it. I roll mine all over and use it for a work bench too.

    Droid Baby!!!

    Shut up and mount
     
  7. You should build your table. I have a floor model EB machine. And yesterday I was thinning a water buffalo. My table is not large enough!!! You need at lest a 4ft x 4 ft table.
     
  8. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Mine is 4x8 so I can have other things at the other end.
     
  9. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Also, I coated my table with linoleum and it has a shelf 6" from the floor that makes it comfortable to prop my foot on and store stuff on.
     
  10. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Can a couple of you guys post some pics of your tables if possible?! Thanks!!
     
  11. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

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    here's a good link ....
    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,307275.msg2113146.html#msg2113146
     
  12. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Here's mine. I take the fleshing beam off when shaving. I have the ear tool on it. The shelf below is for storage, but it's at a height that makes it comfortable to put one foot at a time up on it to rest. The fleshing wheel is at the height so I can lean my chest/shoulder against it. [​IMG]
     
  13. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    I personally love the Eager Beaver... :) Ya its a pricey bugger.. But I think its worth ever dime I paid..

    Very easy to clean, easy to switch blades, adjustable guard... Over all Ive benn very pleased with it...
     
  14. little elk

    little elk Member

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    I looked at the Eager Beaver, however, I couldn't get any body to contact me regarding questions. I called Arlington Cape and was able to talk to Keith right away. That helped make my decision. Since buying the Cape Master any time I have questions I call and get answers as needed.