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Fleshing Antelope Cape

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Wesley Peterson, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Wesley Peterson

    Wesley Peterson New Member

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    I currently use a pressure-washer to flesh all of my capes deer, elk, bobcats, etc...
    but have never fleshed a goat. Knowing how brittle the hair is, I'm wondering how many do use a pressure-washer for antelope or use a beam to be safe?
    I have my son's first antelope and would rather beam it then screw it up
    Thanks for responding
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I cannot answer about a pressure washer but whatever you do don't beam it. You will basically destroy it if you do by breaking all the hair. I just lay em flat on a table and use a scalpel and ulu knife to flesh them.
     
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  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    A pressure washer will not harm it.
     
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Agreed a pressure washer won’t hurt cause your not doing the hair side.
    Make sure you flesh the glands on the cheek ( major slippage if you don’t clean them).
    Also wash that cape good if it has blood on it. Otherwise if placed in a pickle with blood on the hair , it will set in and you’ll never get the blood out.
     
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  5. Wesley Peterson

    Wesley Peterson New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Yes it has blood on it. I'll definitely wash
     
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