I have never seen them case skinned like that. How long on the average does it take you? Is it any more diffuclt with the big ones? How does it help on the fleshing beam? Are you using a typical narrow beam or a big round one?
Ron - I'm a slow poke when it comes to skinning. LOL But I'd guess about 15 minutes or so, maybe less. Really depends how many are lying on the shed floor looking up at me! I tend to move a little quicker if I have 10, 15 or more. Also helps if I'm not dog tired and hungry!
Big, little ... no difference. Just more beaver to hoist up! And we know them lil' ones skin quick but ya gotta be more careful since it aint as much fat on'em.
When I flesh beaver it's on a 8 inch beam. Being cased just allows you to work it traditionally head to tail. Rotating around the beam. I'm sure this method isn't for everybody. And I won't claim it's any better than the bench. Just another method.
Seems faster to me sometimes, 'cause I'll go through and prep all my beavers (make my initial cuts and remove feet etc.) then just hang'em skin'em and on to the next one!