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#1116169 - 01/11/09 06:31 PM What size streching boards?
meatatarian Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 41
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
What sizes do I need for racoon, fox, coyote? And what type of wood do you prefer?
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#1116249 - 01/11/09 06:54 PM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: meatatarian]
reddawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 981
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
google,,,FurHarvesters.com,,,,all board sizes are there.I use white pine as clear as i can get it. I suppose basswood is the best. I wouldn't know ,,never tried one.My pine is free.
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#1116289 - 01/11/09 07:02 PM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: meatatarian]
jjames Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Greencastle, Indiana
These are standards of Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.
Raccoon(on wood):48" board, at 2" from nose 3" wide, at 6" 5"wide, at 12" 6.5" wide, at 24" 7" wide, at 36" 7.25" wide, at 48" 7.5" wide
Fox(red): 60" board, at 2" from nose 2 5/8" wide, at 4" 3.5" wide, at 6" 4.25" wide, at 12" 5 1/8" wide, at 60" 5 1/4" wide
Coyote:72" board, at 2" from nose 3" wide, at 6" 5" wide, at 12" 6.75" wide, at 24" 8 3/8" wide, at 34" 9.25" wide, at 48" 10" wide, at 72" 11.25" wide
These are all regulation wooden board sizes. Basswood is a poplar wood type and it's what I use.

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#1116367 - 01/11/09 07:23 PM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: jjames]
Griz1 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 147
Loc: Central Iowa, 66 years
The following site should help you out:

http://malcolmhess.home.mindspring.com/NAFA.htm

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#1116467 - 01/11/09 07:46 PM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: Griz1]
trapper ron Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1273
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
I prefer Western Red Cedar for pelt boards. Never hardens up like many other woods so are very push pin friendly. Also have a natural oil which helps for removing pelts.
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#1116517 - 01/11/09 07:54 PM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: trapper ron]
TrapperJeb Offline
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Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 132
Loc: Lane Co, Oregon
Maybe I'm just too cheap... I use plywood to make my stretchers. (betting I'm gunna get some hassling about that)
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#1117552 - 01/12/09 10:01 AM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: TrapperJeb]
meatatarian Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 41
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Thanks everybody.
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#1117585 - 01/12/09 10:15 AM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: meatatarian]
wynn hall Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1603
Loc: exeter nebraska
anybody know where to buy basswood so i can make my own ?
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#1117614 - 01/12/09 10:36 AM Re: What size streching boards? [Re: wynn hall]
meatatarian Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 41
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Your local woodworking shop should have it.
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