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    I stopped because it got dark and I've got a pound of salt on it. I'll get back to it tomorrow afternoon.
    How's the progress look?
    I've cut through to the fur a few times
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    Was cutting off the head a rookie mistake?
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    If you shuck the pelt off like a shirt from the bottom end towards the nose it is like an inside out stuffed animal with the only openings the end parts.

    I used to keep boards cut kind of like ironing boards the nose is at the narrow end and the pelt is streatched down that, but you need one the right size.

    There used to be wire strethers similar, not sure if they were home made or not at my friend (rip) dad's house. They were the big trappers and I just kinda tagged along and helped out.

    I did manage to make about 1 - 2 k a year trapping muskrat with "boxes" set in front of their holes. we were getting 3 - 5 dollars a pelt for em back then. And they overran the old impoundment that the city had contracted old mr m and us to trap out for them, they paid him money, and let us keep all the pelts too. I was one of the richest kids in town for a couple years.

    spent most on guns, fishing stuff, camping stuff and once I hit 16 girls, it was girls that ended up breaking my bank though. gotta watch out for them.
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    You are doing just fine, keep it up. And yes it is hard but it gets easier the more you do.
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    I flesh before stretching using a beam and a two handled flesher. Beaver are a tough skin to flesh compared to other skins. I agree with wtfler you're coming along fine, it takes time and experience.




    here's a photo of a beaver I caught last fall. These days I set a few traps out and play around.
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    Heya Randyt I'm diggin that Pirquoe! Have one very similar myself.
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    I thought UT would be easier to stretch then get the rest of the meat off. It definitely seems easier
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    Beaver.jpgFirst foot.jpgFeet.jpgPaddle.jpg
    Sorry if these are too small. I'm uploading em directly from my phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by wtrfwlr View Post
    Heya Randyt I'm diggin that Pirquoe! Have one very similar myself.
    thanks for the comments, the pee-ro is a handy little boat for backwaters and such.

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    Randy - Did you make it?

    RPWP - I gotta hand it to ya. You jumped right in a did it. I had to a give a little rep for just doin' it.

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    Thanks Rick
    A drunk man once said, "it's amazing how much fun you can have if you have the balls to try it"
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    Does anyone want the paddle? I will it to you, free of charge
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPWP
    if you have the balls to try it
    You bet and there are so many balls to choose from. Basketballs, baseballs, soccerballs, footballs, softballs, crickettballs.......

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    Since you bring up Balls and as Rick mentioned a few, those are balls that I have never been very good with. I just wasn't a very good ball player and I did try many of them when I was younger.
    Baseballs
    Footballs
    Basketballs
    Golf Balls
    Volley Balls
    Soccer Balls
    Softballs
    Tennis Balls
    Stickballs

    I was a little better with some other Balls that weren't so physically demanding though.
    Ping Pong Balls
    Bowling Balls
    Wiffle Balls
    Dodge Balls
    Beach Balls
    Tether Balls
    Bocce Balls
    Croquet Balls
    Super Balls
    Foose Balls
    Rubber Balls and Balls of Yarn

    Then there are some Balls that I have never even tried.
    Jai Alia Balls
    Polo Balls
    Racket Balls
    Rugby Balls
    Hand Balls and Cannon Balls

    Then still there are a few that I am pretty dang good at!
    Meat Balls
    Spit Balls
    Pool Balls
    Check Balls
    Ball Point Pens
    Pin Balls
    Ball Ammo
    BB's
    Lead Round Balls
    Marbel Balls
    Dough Balls
    Ball Bearings and getting Balled Out!

    I went to a Ball once but not knowing how to watlz it wasn't much fun. I have seen my share of Balls of Fire but they are usually the result of a scary accident of some sort. One would think I would be much better with balls than I am since I'm a guy I have been around balls since the day I was born.
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    Definately cool. Most I've done is rabbit and squirrel. Sent the bigger/ tougher stuff out to get done.
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    I figure if I'm gonna do a crappy job on skinning I'd like it to on road . The perfect opportunity presented itself
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    Looks like you're doing a great job. What are you planning on doing with it? They make pretty cool hall hangings.

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    That's awesome.
    Does anyone want the tail? I will ship it to you at no cost
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