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Props to full time shavers

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by brigham boy, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. brigham boy

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

    I don't know how the hell you do it, on my best day i can shave 15 deer/elk and after im done i feel like ive been hit by a train...seriously my hats off to guys that make a living strictly shaving day in and day out
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  2. If I do 3 deer a day my shoulders are shot.

  3. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

    I can do "ONE" elk a day! ???
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I visited Carolina Fur some years back and was physically spent just watching those guys go through stacks of hides. Truly amazing.
  5. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    I agree. Talk about hard on the back.
  6. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    When I first started doing taxidermy, I did all of my own tanning.
    I would shave and tan (liquatan) 10-12 capes a day.
    It didn't take me too long to realize that tanning takes the fun out of doing taxidermy :D
    If I did that today, I wouldn't be able to move the next day!
  7. tommy70

    tommy70 New Member

    Im lovin the shaving..just need more capes lol..nice workout ;)
  8. big dan

    big dan Member

    Yup I'm good for about 4 deer in a day or 2 elk. Maybe I'm just a wuss but full time shavers definitely earn their money
  9. chrisfeldt

    chrisfeldt New Member

    I couldn't agree more. Our full time shavers do amazing work. I couldn't do it. Anyone that can shave full time needs appreciation.

    Chris Feldt
    H&H Fur Dressing, Inc.
  10. Richbo

    Richbo 2nd place is the first loser!

    Holy crap! 15 deer or elk in a day! That is impressive. I get tired after doing 2 deer! Can't imagine doing 15 - I wouldn't be able to stand up straight!
  11. WBB793

    WBB793 New Member

    Shaving is hard work for sure!!! I do 20 to 25 deer capes in day of shaving, feel it the more and more the older I get LOL...
  12. Justice31

    Justice31 New Member

    I heard some guys can shave 40 to 50 even more capes in a day! Now thats a rewarding day!
  13. cutaway70

    cutaway70 Member

    do full time shavers get payed by piece work.
  14. No way...snicker...dont start any rumors now...lmao!!
  15. Depends on the tannery owner. I wouldnt work any other way than by piecework...get a hell of a lot more done in a day!