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#2843384 - 11/21/11 05:31 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: Trapnteacher]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
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#2843663 - 11/21/11 07:13 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
Colby801 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/10
Loc: Millcreek Utah
Thanks for the post MNCedar. I have been struggling handling my first couple of beaver and this gave me just what I needed to work through my toubled areas. Great post!

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#2844948 - 11/22/11 12:35 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: Trapnteacher]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Originally Posted By: Trapnteacher
This past season I drilled a series of 3/4 inch holes around the center of one of my boards. I use staples. Pelt dried faster....


Do you double board them....one on each side? Would it still speed it up that way?

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#2847953 - 11/23/11 06:13 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
paulthetrapper Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Loc: Idaho
Excellent Job!

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#2848193 - 11/23/11 07:30 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
jeff1911 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/09
Loc: jeffersonville indiana
i have a "crown stapler" that i use at work, it shoots an inch and a half staple.they are pretty heavy guage....might work well for beaver to slide the pelt up off the board
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#2848227 - 11/23/11 07:42 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: jeff1911]
holdengr Online   content
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Registered: 05/07/07
Loc: Ontario
Can someone tell me the advantage to using staples vs nails.

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#2848294 - 11/23/11 08:11 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
bearcat2 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Loc: Idaho
As to the hole in the center of the board, I have one board with a hole in the center, I wish I could put it back. It does make the pelt dry faster, but I clean skin my beaver, then nail them on the board or sew on a hoop. Then I scrape them with an old ice cream scooper (don't ask, its what my dad used and what his dad used, it works good is all I'll say) to get the milky fat out of the hide and any spots I missed while skinning. The edges around the hole (I put the center back in to scrape but there is still an edge) you have to be careful of when scraping or you can rip a hole, especially if there happens to be a scar right at the edge. If you are doing all your fleshing on a beam and not scraping once on the board the hole in the center wouldn't be a problem, and like I said it does make them dry faster, though still not as fast as hoops.

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#2848512 - 11/23/11 10:13 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
lots of mink Offline
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Registered: 07/03/10
Loc: saskatchewan/canada
cedar have you ever noticed little white lines in the leather esp around the leg areas?
Have you ever noticed guard hair coming out while fleshing?

I beamed a lot of beaver but now I just run them across my knee with a sharp knife
Does a very nice clean job
A guy up here can do a full size beaver this way in 6-7 minutes(I cant but he can)
He uses electric stapler too with a table that holds the board and spins round and round

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#2851949 - 11/26/11 12:06 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: jeff1911]
MNCedar Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Originally Posted By: jeff1911
i have a "crown stapler" that i use at work, it shoots an inch and a half staple.they are pretty heavy guage....might work well for beaver to slide the pelt up off the board


I think that's the best option. Don't think you'd be able to slide them up. But they would board quick and the staples would PULL quick too.

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#2851951 - 11/26/11 12:08 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: lots of mink]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Lots of mink,

I've seen that "spiderweb" looking white areas....some pretty big....especially around the front legs. Usually when I'd really stretch one tight.

Never got docked for it, yet. Didn't notice anything in the fur either.

But I'm not an expert....just made this post because I thought I could learn something.

And I have!

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#2852761 - 11/26/11 08:36 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
dublelung Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: South MS
Those look dang good to me! I know the feeling on the laundry room. lol
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#3060908 - 03/07/12 11:15 AM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
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#3061172 - 03/07/12 02:08 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Just boarded the first beaver of this spring

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#3067988 - 03/10/12 05:05 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: MNCedar]
Snowman52 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Loc: Northern Wisconsin
if you would grind down the driver in your staple gun they will stick up a little/ they will be easier to grab.??? take the top off and pull out the piston. and take a little off

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#3069862 - 03/11/12 06:37 PM Re: How I Flesh and Board Beaver....PIC Heavy [Re: Snowman52]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Loc: Volant Pa.
Originally Posted By: Snowman52
if you would grind down the driver in your staple gun they will stick up a little/ they will be easier to grab.??? take the top off and pull out the piston. and take a little off


Depending on the air stapler you can hold back the safty pull the trigger and hold it. The driver should stay out as long as you hold the trigger in.
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