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Shave Times

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Major, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Major

    Major New Mexico.....Not much different than the old one

    Sorry if there is an old thread on this, but I was curious to what everyone's average shave times were.
    I shaved a few mule deer yesterday, and I was averaging between 5-7 minutes per cape. I get them very thin, including ears, eyes, nostrils etc. Doesn't leave much secondary prep to do other than touch ups and trimming lids. Elk are taking between 15-22 minutes depending on size/thickness.
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Holy Hannah, I take a lot longer than that, but I am new to shaving capes. If I could get it down to twice that I would be very happy.

  3. I'm about 20 minutes on a deer cape. Another 10 min to do final prep around eyes, nose, lips.
  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Around 20 minutes including face, eyes, nose, lips and ears.
  5. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    15-20 minutes plus detailing the face.

    TIMBUCK Active Member

    From pickle------ready for tanning. 20 minutes on WT. After tanning 5 minutes and ready to mount if ears are good.
  7. Major

    Major New Mexico.....Not much different than the old one

    Thanks for the replies. I was just curious how long everyone spent per cape