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fleshing furbearers help

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by dmac1175, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. dmac1175

    dmac1175 Active Member

    My business mostly consists of birds and game heads. I am wanting to venture into life-size animals. I use a Dakota 5 flesher for thinning my deer capes. Was wondering if I can/should use that big of a flesher to thin small animals like bobcat, coyote, otter, fox, etc.? I home tan with krowtan.
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    I would think the tanneries do. I use my fleshing machine on thick skinned critters like otters and badgers and such but use my bird flesher to clean up thin skinned critters like fox and yotes for the most part.