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#2701752 - 10/28/11 03:10 PM Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen
ShootEmFoldEm Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/26/11
Posts: 121
Loc: Sachse, Tx
Here's a bird flesher shield that I put together. Cut a hole in the back panel for the grinder shaft to fit through. I'll sit the grinder on a table behind this shield to flesh the birds. I'm having trouble though with the grinder itself...bought an old grinder motor from a pawn shop and a wire wheel but while fleshing, it's really hard not to catch the bird skin and tear a hole. Very frustrating to get that far and screw it up. I've only done a handful of birds just as a hobby, but would like some input on flesher motors/wire wheeling. Also, put in a pic of my home-made bird tumbler that I put fine grain corn grit in to dry the bird in minutes.








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#2702395 - 10/28/11 07:54 PM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: ShootEmFoldEm]
Duck Em' Woodie! Offline
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Registered: 12/09/08
Posts: 1079
Loc: Forney, Texas
perdy cool

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#2706586 - 10/30/11 08:51 PM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: Duck Em' Woodie!]
ken starling Offline
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Registered: 06/16/10
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Ive been told to use a box fan motor,its variable speed also.


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#2712093 - 11/01/11 03:54 PM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: ken starling]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 9938
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Looks good. I need to build one.

You can soften the bristles by running a 2x4 under it for a while. Also could get a potentiometer to vary the speed.

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#2712195 - 11/01/11 04:17 PM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: Fooshman]
Muddyfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 744
Loc: Carrollton,TX
Thats some good work there.


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#2714413 - 11/02/11 09:53 AM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: Muddyfoot]
ShootEmFoldEm Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/26/11
Posts: 121
Loc: Sachse, Tx
Anyone have a suggestion on ideal RPMs for the motor?


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#2714938 - 11/02/11 01:10 PM Re: Home-made bird flesher w/ plexi screen [Re: ShootEmFoldEm]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Originally Posted By: JCP TxHunter
Anyone have a suggestion on ideal RPMs for the motor?


Here's a previous thread on it.

I'd say starting out the slower the better. Then you can increase the speed once you get a feel for it and for tougher birds...

http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1860973/Flesher_Question

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