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#12720 - 04/29/03 01:00 PM How thick are strechers
KSHunter Offline

Registered: 04/20/03
Posts: 56
Loc: Baldwin City, KS
How thick of a board do I use to make wooden strechers?

#12721 - 04/29/03 03:26 PM Re: How thick are strechers
trapperjason Offline

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 57
Loc: Manitoba
Depends on what the board is used for.

Racoon: 3/4 inches
Fox: 5/8 inches
Weasel and squirrel: 1/4 inches
Bobcat, coyote and lynx: 5/8 inches
Mink and marten: 3/8 inches

I am pretty sure the latest issue of Fur-Fish-Game has all the sizes you will need. Some people actually use 3/4 inch boards for almost all animals, exept the small ones, such as muskrat, mink, marten, ?fisher?, weasel, squirrel

The reason that my racoon boards are 3/4 inch thick is becasue that is what they recommend in Canada, where coons are regularly bigger.


#12722 - 04/29/03 05:58 PM Re: How thick are strechers
Ric Offline

Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3677
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
Fox / Coon sized critters3/8--1/2"
Mink / 'Rats etc.3/8" or a little less
Coyote / 'Cats / Otter 1/2--5/8"
Thickness is not real critical but there is no advantage too useing thicker stock

#12723 - 04/29/03 06:13 PM Re: How thick are strechers
The Beav Offline

Registered: 07/30/00
Posts: 509
Loc: Oregon WI
listen to what Ric say's he makes some very nice stretchers.
Ric I really liked those rat boards, Thanks.

The Beav

#21007 - 12/12/14 09:21 AM Re: How thick are strechers [Re: KSHunter]
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