I've read lots in the archives btw. I have some of my own questions though. I would like to build a 6' by 4' or 6' by '6 not sure. I would to tumble everything from squirrels to whitetail and maybe bigger. Would I be able to break a coon, fox, or squirrels in that big of a tumbler? what size motor would I need?? can i build almost all it out of wood? (I don't know how to weld) roughly what is the expense? I'm sure it varies but a ballpark number would be great. for those of you that have built some have you found it to be a good investment/build? i would need plans more then likely. Does anybody have some they would share? Or where is a good place to get some?? does anyone have a parts list so I have and idea of what I need? Last question, how do the big tanneries get such a nice finish to their hides? is it tumbling them? btw i know these are a lot of questions so i appreciate any input you might be willing to give!