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Question by Timmy12. Uploaded on December 21, 2010
You should ask Santa Claus for a good book on trapping and prepairing furs. You can get on line and find the answers you want that way also. It is good to ask questions, but you need to try to learn some things on your own. Now for your question I have only did a few rabbits and coons by taking a board and nailing the hide to the board. Just tack and pull and tack and pull until you have went all the way around the outer edges. You stated in another post that you were Catholic and could you trap and run traps on the Sabbath, go to Colossians 2:16 in your Bible and you will find that you are released from the old laws concerning food and Sabbaths.
thanks man i really owe you.
One of the handiest tools for stretching furs is the wire perimeter stretchers. They are a U-shaped piece of wire that you slide a case skinned fur over inside out to dry. Case skinning involved cutting the hide from rear leg to rear leg and then pulling the hide off over the animals head kind of like taking a sweater off. You need to scrape all the meat and fat off the hide before you stretch it, then let it dry for at least 48 hours in a temperature above freezing. You can also carve a shingle in a U-shape and stretch the hide over that. A few animals like rabbit and beaver can be dried flat. That entails a cut up the belly and then nailing the hide in almost a circle on a flat board.
you can always search online for demensions and make your own wood streachers, make some out of spring wire,or just buy some
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