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#12776 - 03/02/06 06:45 AM Trimming put-up beaver
WalkonWater Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 13
Loc: New York
I met with fellow TA member last night and he mentioned to me that NAFA wanted beaver trimmed from front leg across the face to the other front leg. That is cut about 3/4 of an inch off the perifery on the front of the beaver.
Anyone heard of this?


#12777 - 03/02/06 07:17 AM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
skinner69 Offline

Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 152
Loc: stillwater,new york
Nope,never heard of that.

#12778 - 03/02/06 10:57 AM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
Hal Offline

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9987
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
You should trim off the lips, whiskers and the like, at least what part of it sticks up beyond the natural oval shape the pelt is stretched in. But trimming the pelt from one front leg hole to the next is nonsensical, and I'm certain it is not recommended.

smile -- Hal
Endeavor to persevere.

#12779 - 03/02/06 12:15 PM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
musher Online   content

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2036
Loc: Qc.
I've sold to NAFA lots of times.

I've never heard of any trimming other than what Hal mentionned.

#12780 - 03/02/06 04:38 PM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
45/70 Offline

Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 832
Loc: South Georgia, usA
I have always put my beaver up in a fashion similar to what Hal describes.
RKBA !!!

#12781 - 03/02/06 05:03 PM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
Trapper Joe Offline

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 41
Loc: New brunswick
Just trim nose and whiskers when fleshing the face. That should amount to 3/4 inch or so. They will only measure to an inch past the eyes so leave at least that much.

#12782 - 03/02/06 11:46 PM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
WalkonWater Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 13
Loc: New York
Thank you folks.

#12783 - 03/03/06 08:01 AM Re: Trimming put-up beaver
Ric Offline

Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3670
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
The last time I watched a fur handling demo put on by NAFA.It was pointed out that you could flesh the lips and leave them on.The reasoning behind this was that they use optical scanners to size beaver and that you could pick up a size occasionally by doing so.Tried it on a few and desided it wasn't worth the effort and if I sold somewhere else they more than likely wouldn't like it done that way.Went back to my old way of trimming them off

#25391 - 10/17/17 12:30 PM Re: Trimming put-up beaver [Re: WalkonWater]
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Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 1116
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