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Fleshing Machine Worth The Money?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by 101stcurrahee, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. 15pt

    15pt Active Member

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  2. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Well-Known Member

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    I would think any thing that was over a 100 years old was antique. You shouldn't be going off how good your round knife is then.
     

  3. 101stcurrahee

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    I built a proper fleshing beam and then sharpened my knife on one side. It shredded the best hide I had ever done to absolute shit. I was really hoping to try a life size mount with it.


    How are you not destroying them with a sharp knife? I didn't even make it that sharp and it just annihilated it.....
     
  4. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Well-Known Member

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  5. 101stcurrahee

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    I'm only being as forceful as necessary to get the fat and tissue off. I'm surprised just how bad a sharp fleshing knife jacked up a tough badger hide. I fleshed two using a wire wheel and that didn't even put holes in it. Guess it's back to that.
     
  6. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

     
  7. 101stcurrahee

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    So you’re essentially shaving the fat and flesh off more than traditional “fleshing.”

    that sounds incredibly hard to master doing without slicing through.
     
  8. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Like I said, you have a wild hair growing someplace. Where did the "100 years" come from?