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#1771558 - 01/27/10 06:41 PM Skinning machine
Scott Phillips Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Utah
Who makes the best skinning machine or who has the best plans?? If You could post pictures it would be nice to see the machine when working.
Thanks Scott
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#1771662 - 01/27/10 07:17 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Scott Phillips]
Dead Coyote Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/07
Loc: Slaughter Slough, MN




The daughter goes with it for a price!

No foot control on this one. The winch is off of my 4 wheeler and the switch is on the end of the motor. Works for me better then a greasy foot trying to push on a pedal.

For coyotes I would build the next one a little taller. This one pulls big coyotes down to the ears and runs out of room. I can make one in a day.
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#1771811 - 01/27/10 07:53 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Dead Coyote]
Deadfox Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Pa
Originally Posted By: Dead Coyote

The daughter goes with it for a price!




Sold how much ???????

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#1771812 - 01/27/10 07:53 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: cokeacola2]
stretcherdon Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/24/09
Loc: Frazee Mn
The critter skinner page 19 of TP&C.

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#1771824 - 01/27/10 07:55 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: cokeacola2]
Scott Phillips Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Utah
How much?? Can Your daughter teach My 4 daughters how to use the machine?? Scott
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#1772072 - 01/27/10 08:47 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Scott Phillips]
bluegrassman Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/07
Loc: Indiana
no pic here but i got a 1500 lbs 12 winch for a fourwheeler mounted up in the rafters and i think it works about as perfect as i could ask for. just the right speed and pulls nice and strong. the winch came from menards for 45 bucks.

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#1772080 - 01/27/10 08:48 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: bluegrassman]
jdw Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/07
Loc: Texas
i would like to see pics of how you attach it to the fur without ripping it.

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#1772094 - 01/27/10 08:51 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Scott Phillips]
jdw Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/07
Loc: Texas
there aint nothing like skinning an animal while drinking some busch grin

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#1772116 - 01/27/10 08:56 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Scott Phillips]
Dead Coyote Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/07
Loc: Slaughter Slough, MN
Originally Posted By: Scott Phillips
How much?? Can Your daughter teach My 4 daughters how to use the machine?? Scott

Scott my daughter loves Wyoming, she might take you up on it. She won't be with me on the way thru though. Just DC Jr. and he runs it faster then I can.
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#1772253 - 01/27/10 09:35 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: cokeacola2]
michael_obrien
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"the daughter goes with it for price" LOL

Nice!

Mine looks a lot like Dead Coyote's except that his is more of a stand-alone unit where mine does not have a large neough base so it needs to be attached to the wall. Mine lso needs to be lengthened for Coyotes.

My winch is also a 110v unit mounted at the top so it is a straight pull. I started with a 12v winch but it burned up on the first pull!

My main gambrel is a hook style, but I also have a chain unit just in case.

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#1772262 - 01/27/10 09:37 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: ]
jdw Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/07
Loc: Texas
so how do you attach it to the fur without ripping it?

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#1772382 - 01/27/10 10:14 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: stretcherdon]
beetle Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: stretcherdon
The critter skinner page 19 of TP&C.

The manufactor of this machine was at a convention I attended once. I looked it over pretty good. He went at the design and building process with a completely different ideas. Seems well made and of industrial materials like motors, switches etc.........but has anyone seen one of these in operation? He wasn't doing demos? I probably would have bought one had I been able to see it in operation even though it is more expensive than the more traditional ones.
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#1772395 - 01/27/10 10:19 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: jdw]
michael_obrien
Unregistered

Originally Posted By: jdw
so how do you attach it to the fur without ripping it?

What coke said.

You open him up, pull the tail then pull enough of the legs down so you can double the hide up and only clmp on the inside, not on the hair.

pinch some skin in the clamp then start pulling!

I'll admit I tore the first one I did in 1/2 as I was going way too fast and didn't slow up when I hit the front legs. Didn't hurt the hide at all but guts spilled out all over the place! lol

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#1772418 - 01/27/10 10:29 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: cokeacola2]
RR 3 Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: north central Kansas
Mine is made from 2.5 in exhast tubing. Its about 10ft high and 4ft wide. The winch is mounted to the side, you can see the cable comming down. Its only mounted to the side because I wanted the extra height for skinnig coyotes.The hand contol is mounted to the side but I also wired im a foot controled switch in that I use 99% of the time. The hide is held in a cam action type clamp, you just open drop the tail and leg hide in and pull. With the cam action the harder you pull the tighter it gets. I have changed it to were the clamp is foot operated also. I dont use the gambrel in the pic with the skinning machine any more I use the one in the pic with the hide clamp. You just drop the one leg in each V just above the ankle and pull. The are two sets of Vs, one for small legs and one for larger legs.



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#1772439 - 01/27/10 10:45 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: RR 3]
GerryE Offline
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Registered: 03/05/09
Loc: Michigan, Bay City
Quote:
Mine lso needs to be lengthened for Coyotes.

Couldnt you just lower the critter a little, reclanp and finish pullung?


RR3 I like the clamp set up and the looks of the second gambrel. it may help solve some of the height problems for others.

thanks for sharing
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#1772466 - 01/27/10 11:00 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: GerryE]
RR 3 Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: north central Kansas
Originally Posted By: GerryE
Quote:
Mine lso needs to be lengthened for Coyotes.

Couldnt you just lower the critter a little, reclanp and finish pullung?


RR3 I like the clamp set up and the looks of the second gambrel. it may help solve some of the height problems for others.

thanks for sharing



Yes could lower it and get a better grip but its faster if you dont have to.

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#1772577 - 01/28/10 12:03 AM Re: Skinning machine [Re: ]
anthony Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: Rochester, MN
I'm not much of a mechanic but I use a hand turned boat winch and my entire setup cost me $30. It is possible to do it cheaper and as fast.

For those interested in the set up, try this:

Mount the hand crank boat winch ($15) to a 3 ft 1 X 4 or 1 X 5.

Attach the board to your garage wall plate just above the blocks with a heavy metal hinge.

String a 4X4 between your garage ceiling joists

Install an eyebolt thru the 4X4. Attach a cheap block and tackle to the eyebolt. This will hold your coon while skinning out the back legs and tail area.

I hang my coon by one leg, initially from the block and tackle and skin out the back legs and tail. Then I attach the other leg to the b&c and the winch rope around a golf ball I put under the hide at the base of the tail. Pull the coon to the ceiling with the b&c and start cranking away with the winch. It takes almost as long to pull the hide off a coon as Nick's system but it isn't nearly as expensive.


Edited by anthony (01/28/10 12:08 AM)

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#1773200 - 01/28/10 10:35 AM Re: Skinning machine [Re: AGF]
garman Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/09/07
Loc: minnesota
Scott I think the bigger issue is what are you skinning the most of, if you are skinning alot more yotes-cats then I would def. use a roller type, if you are doing mainly coon I would use the clamp type or make an interchangeable. I have appx 25-30,000 coon at least and I had best luck with a roller type but seperate rollers (to short rollers on each side similar idea as the clamps, was quicker and easier I thought, (I will try to get pics tonight to ya) But yotes we had a roller type that I loved more like you see above it worked better because you could reattach as needed. The coon with clamps you have less stress on your shoulders and hands 'cause you only have to open a short leg flap on each side, but that does not work well for yotes in my experience
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#1774195 - 01/28/10 05:08 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: garman]
Scott Phillips Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Utah
I am mostly looking to coyotes with it.

any others out there??

Can I buy the roller set up?? Or do You have plans??

Scott
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#1774256 - 01/28/10 05:31 PM Re: Skinning machine [Re: Scott Phillips]
Axle Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/09
Loc: Issaquah, WA
I am totally impressed with this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Co1k1mhQ6w

Wish I had this in the '70s

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