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#571632 - 02/10/08 05:02 PM Beaver skinnng troughs
southerntrapper Offline
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How many of yall use a trough rather than table, what are the advantages if any.
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#571638 - 02/10/08 05:06 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: southerntrapper]
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ive used trough and a table i see no differents unless you have a lack of wood. a trough doest take the much to make.
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#571642 - 02/10/08 05:08 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: thekentuckian]
southerntrapper Offline
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I thought maybe the trough may make skinning a little easier.
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#571674 - 02/10/08 05:25 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: southerntrapper]
flyrc Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
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Loc: Nova Scotia
depends what table my wife did not think the kitchen table was a great idea true story heater died in the shop and it was like -35C outsidde I didn't think she was off until 9pm but it was 6pm. still have not recovered.
but to answer your question a small flat table is what i use but I have only skinned about 20 in the last two years
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#571683 - 02/10/08 05:28 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: flyrc]
Yodog Offline
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 Originally Posted By: flyrc
depends what table my wife did not think the kitchen table was a great idea true story heater died in the shop and it was like -35C outsidde I didn't think she was off until 9pm but it was 6pm. still have not recovered.
but to answer your question a small flat table is what i use but I have only skinned about 20 in the last two years


Yeah, that might not make mine to happy either, lol.
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#571784 - 02/10/08 06:09 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Yodog]
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I read a post on here about hanging them by the tail...I tried that and I felt it worked out great!!!!

I will do all mine like this now...

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#571789 - 02/10/08 06:12 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: ]
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trough here. never tried a table. tried the floor a few times and the ground in the field a few times, but the trough beat 'em both, lol.
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#571813 - 02/10/08 06:18 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: j lord]
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Trough works real well. Hanging by the tail and case skinning works ok also, just rough lifting them up that high unless you have a boat crank or something to hoist them up, lol.
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#571829 - 02/10/08 06:27 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Jtrapper]
swampbooger Offline
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Registered: 03/09/07
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Loc: north alabama
trough is easier on us little folks
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#571865 - 02/10/08 06:37 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: swampbooger]
fur taker Offline
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Loc: Lost, MN
have never used a trough but I have skinned 300+ on a table and i see no reason to change

it is all personal preferance
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#571875 - 02/10/08 06:42 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: fur taker]
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Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
trough
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#571886 - 02/10/08 06:44 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: 2poor]
madtrapper Offline
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trough on a table.
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#571892 - 02/10/08 06:46 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: 2poor]
Creektrapper Offline
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Loc: Wetumpka, AL
I use a table. I can see one benefit from using a trough and that's when working around the sides.

What are the dimensions of the "V". 5", 6", 7"???????

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#571904 - 02/10/08 06:49 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
j lord Offline
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creek, mine is deep. 1x10 or 12 less than a 45 degree angle. stands about waist high, but that would be about up to your knees, so you'll need it higher than mine, lol.
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#571907 - 02/10/08 06:49 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
DW @ North Lk Offline
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Loc: Alaska
Trough !!

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#571924 - 02/10/08 06:53 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: DW @ North Lk]
Creektrapper Offline
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Up to my knees. lol Give me a break, I wasn't the one complaining about the dang pickles. lol

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#571936 - 02/10/08 06:56 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Kyles he was using just had 2x4's for the V Danny, mine was always like jlords but after seeing how his worked that's how id make mine now if was to get back in the beaver skinning business.
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#571939 - 02/10/08 06:57 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Jtrapper]
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Where's the pics????
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#571948 - 02/10/08 07:00 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Yodog]
Creektrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Wetumpka, AL
Sponge Bob, are you talking about 1, 2 or 3 2x4s on each side? I imagine were talking 36" long.

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#571950 - 02/10/08 07:00 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
woodsman Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: Elizabeth city, NC
I like the trough, I pull up a chair.

Heres one that I use. Tony

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#571957 - 02/10/08 07:03 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: woodsman]
Creektrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Wetumpka, AL
looks nice and sturdy. Like the knife holders.

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#571973 - 02/10/08 07:07 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: East, Kentucky
Trough does me no good. It slows me down to much. I like to be able to flip and spin the beaver fast when Im skinning. Clean skinning Id say it helps a lot. I rough skin so it slows me down.
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#571991 - 02/10/08 07:10 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: KYBOY]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
1 - 2x4 danny, kraig made it for him, folds up too, real nice one.
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#571992 - 02/10/08 07:10 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
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Loc: rual retreat va. soon be 19

heres mine is all treated wood expect for the sides they are 3/4 pine


Edited by cotton (02/10/08 07:13 PM)
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#572029 - 02/10/08 07:17 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: cotton]
Creektrapper Offline
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Loc: Wetumpka, AL
Cotton, I like the opening down the middle.

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#572053 - 02/10/08 07:24 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Creektrapper]
j lord Offline
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woodsman that trough looks to clean, lol. i like a gap inbetween the boards to let the blood flow through.

lol, creek. just sayin that since you're taller than me.
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#572141 - 02/10/08 07:58 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: j lord]
tonymalone Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
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trough on a spinning table.

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#572150 - 02/10/08 08:02 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: tonymalone]
nelacres Offline
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trough but I clean skin, the gap is nice to let the blood fall.
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#572459 - 02/10/08 10:04 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: nelacres]
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Loc: Oregon
I used to skin on a table. Trough is MUCH better. It keeps the beaver from rolling. Mine is nothing special..made of scrap 3/4" plywood and I put it on the table. I'd guestimate it has taken 5 minutes off per beaver skinned.
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#572899 - 02/11/08 08:21 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: TexA 68 & going]
The Beav Offline
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You guys with troughs skin sitting down on a chair?
I tried one It added 10 min to my skinning time LOL
I have a bench with a 2x4 nailed up on edge. It's located right at the front edge of my bench. I pull the beaver up against the 2x4 and just let the hide hang over the edge as I skin. The weight of the hide keeps the beaver In place as I go . When I'm half way I just spin the carcase.
Man If the trough would take 5 min off my skinning time I could skin one In O time LOL
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#572901 - 02/11/08 08:27 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: The Beav]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2325
Loc: SW Pa
mine are built so I can sit down on any 5 gal. bucket to work on them. The height is just right for me. Keeps the back in better shape while sitting then standing for hours on end skinning a pile of flat tails.I have a foam deer stand type of seat pad I put on the bucket to keep the buttocks from getting those circles embedded from the bucket bottom into your south end permenantly.Talk about a bulls eye. \:\)
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#572915 - 02/11/08 08:39 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: Bob Jameson]
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Yep BULLS EYE BOB LOl

Hal Sullivan once said It took him a minute per pound to skin a beaver I told him I would hang up my beaver traps If It took me that long. With a 15 beaver day he would never get out of the shed LOL
With the right system and some on hands Instruction and lots of practice anyone on this forum should be able to skin a beaver In less then 8 min with out breaking a sweat.
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#572934 - 02/11/08 08:57 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: The Beav]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I hope your talking rough skinning there Beav?

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#572972 - 02/11/08 09:31 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: parlecoup]
The Beav Offline
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Loc: Wisconsin
Yep and about 10 min or less on the beam.
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#573038 - 02/11/08 10:16 AM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: The Beav]
KYBOY Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: East, Kentucky
Beav Im the same way..Like Is said earlier a trough slows me down horribly.
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#585968 - 02/18/08 02:16 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: madtrapper]
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Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: Hardin , Montana
I also have used both the trough as well as a table . When I camp out along my beaver line I would take my trough as it was made to stand up in the back of my pickup . Another one I used a lot of was made with a smaller split in the middle but i thought it was more of a pain than anything else .
My favorite is an old kitchen table that I put 4x4 blocks under the feet to raise it up . to make it closer to the same hight as my work bench. where I used dry wall screws through a tarp strap with a hook on just one end to hook the legs of the beaver as I skin them out. Under the table to stand on I used old semi truck mud flaps with the raised bumps to give my feet extra cushion.
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#585970 - 02/18/08 02:18 PM Re: Beaver skinnng troughs [Re: amtrapper]
DerekB Offline
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Loc: New York
i use a table just easier for me
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