Over hauling the fur shed.

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by cuttingout69, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    I am now in the process of over hauling the fur shed. I am cleaning up and reorganizing the shed to handle more fur and give me more room to put it up. I am going to try and make it and assembly line process. I learned a lot this season and saw a few areas that could use improving. I plan to make myself a new and improved beaver table. I have an idea, so I think anyone that knows me will know that I am fixing to come out with something totally over built, and unlike anything, anyone else has.

    For those who did not see my hoist set up earlier this year, if you don’t have one, get one. I don’t think I will ever skin with out one again. For all of $80 you can get 880lbs hoist from Harbor. They will save your back even if you don’t use them to pull the hide. You can set the height for every hand pull you make. You are never bending over to cut or pull. I keep my work right at stomach level through the whole skinning process.

    I will take pictures when I have finished all the work and show yall what I have done different for next season. If is dose not work out right, I will just change for the next season.
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I recall you telling me to get one I'll be watching for some pics and details . Right now though I plan on skinnin the old way,at least till the old back peters out lol.
     

  3. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    We built an electric hoist/skinner this year too. It worked great on the coons but I did not like the way it worked on fox and coyote. I does speed up the process on coons though a lot.
     
  4. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    The only hides that I pull with the hoist are otter and coyotes. The reason the hoist works so well is that you are not bending over to cut and pull the hide off the nose. You can set every step of the hand pulling process to the perfect height with just a push of the button.
     
  5. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I have been doing the same thing. Im going tobuild a overhead rack for my beaver boards this year to free up space. I would like to build a winch skinner this year for yotes.
     
  6. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Check out the post I made on Tman about my skining hoist.
     
  7. yotepeeler

    yotepeeler New Member

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    All my skinning is after work and all are cold . Hoists are the only way to skin a cold yote . I started doing that a couple years back and now don't even attempt one without a hoist . Like was said on coon and fox the hieght adjustment is well worth the effort as well . Don't forget another must GOOD LIGHTING .

    Drifter
     
  8. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Here are the links to pics of my hoist system. I use it on every thing I skin including catfish. You can see that my gramble is removable, so I carry the gramble to the animal, not the animal to the gramble. Then all I have to do is set the gramble in the hoist hook and I am there. I do not use hook on the feet, I prefer #72 tarred twine. I can loop it around the foot and not get on the heel of the animal. See what you think.
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/cuttingout69/lookingsw.jpg
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/cuttingout69/furpliers.jpg
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/cuttingout69/handwench.jpg
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/cuttingout69/gramblehookup2.jpg
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/cuttingout69/overallview2.jpg
     
  9. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    OK so you do it all outside , I prefer to skin inside out of the cold and wind!!
     
  10. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    It never gets that cold here.
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oh yeah I forget the climate differences!!