Post by carolinafoxer on May 9, 2013 16:41:58 GMT -5
This year I wrung them out with my hands best I could, whip-popped em a few times real hard, brushed them, and whip -popped em again a few times. then about 24 hours hung up worked ok. Going to add a fan next year to circ. air and what not.
All my long hair gets a bath and then wrung out...hold em by the head/nose area and whirl them around a few times as hard as I can. I hang in the basement overnight and theyre ready to hit the boards fur in by the next morning at the LATEST. SOmetimes within a few hours with a fan on them theyre ready for the fur in pinning. Even if theyre still a tad damp, the fur in seems to have the dampness sucked out by the wood. Once theyre flipped, ive gotten away from brushing. I use the exhaust from a wet dry vac to fluff them a few times as theyre fur out on the board.
I already have the motor... i cant see how some wood and a belt costs $1000!! someone answer me this.... if took a clothes dryer. pulled out the tub and sealed the holes. and removed the heating element from the dryer. and put the the tub back in. wouldnt that be exactly what a tumbler is??? or is there something im missing?
Yep thats the plan here, I have read were guy just Gorilla taped the holes and if it's electric just hook up 1 side of the wiring and the drum will turn without heating, if it's gas it will run without heat too! As far as pully/belt set up again find a commercial dryer set up and take the parts off of it the pulley ratio and set up should be a no brainer that way. A lot of times a guy can find a used unit at a appliance store with the heating unit out for next to nothing!
Born in the Big City will die in the Country OK with that!!!
thats what im saying... electric clothes dryers that dont heat up but still spin are super easy to find. i have one in the shed right now that i was gonna trash. I cant see why if pull the drum out, which is easy, and tape over/seal the holes, and put the drum back in... why that wouldnt work? i think it will. and i think it will work great and it wont cost me ANYTHING. turning a junk clothes dryer into a fur tumbler. someone tell me why this wouldnt work? cuz i cant think of why it wouldnt...
I am in trouble with the old lady already and have about $450.00 in it will take a couple pictures when I get home .. LMAO-- no motor yet and still need 1 more layer of plywood on the drum , hinges-and locks .. --D-
Hey Chance/Jerry, You can get aluminum flashing in 12", 16",or 24" wide . Lay it out in side the dryer , rivit in place. Use the low profile rivits used for auto body repairs. The flashing is easy to work with,but really sharp..
Post by cornfedcoon on May 31, 2013 18:05:06 GMT -5
I use an old cattle blower. You know, the kind that people use to dry their show cattle after they wash them? It works really well. I'm not sure what the cost of old used ones are as I used an old one of my brother's.
dtraper: Morning everybody -- deer in the cooler -- traps dyed and waxed .. still got a week before season opens and seen a few cat/yote tracks around the timber close -D-
Nov 10, 2019 9:51:51 GMT -5
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning , "D",Jerry,Frerotte,OHIO,MUD,Jarentz,Neighborfoxer,Ken,digger,greenboolits. Good Morning to ALL at ATT.. Have a GREAT day.
Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
Nov 21, 2019 10:44:19 GMT -5
dtraper: On wifes putter mine took the big poop-LOL-D-
Nov 21, 2019 10:45:10 GMT -5