Fleshing Wheel

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Fleshing Wheel

Postby Rick Egner » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:06 pm

Was wondering if anyone has a better method than a 1/4 horsepower motor and a wire wheel. Seems to me like a wheel made of heavy nylon bristles would work better. Any sugestions?
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Postby The Waterfowler » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:06 am

Everything that has been thought of has been tried and it keeps going back to the wire wheel. Use a soft brush to learn with like a soft touch wire wheel. We've moved up to a pretty stiff one that will make a mess if you're not careful but it cuts time in half and doesn't "burn" holes in the skin by having to stay in one spot too long. The softer wire sometimes doesn't have the backbone to get difficult areas. Remember to condition your new wheel by using a 2x4 or steel pipe to get the bristles trained in the right direction. I can wheel a duck in 5-10 minutes and a goose in about 15. Beats scissors.
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