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Fleshing possum skin
Jun 30th, 2016 at 9:32pm
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Trying to tan my first possum skin, just can't work out how much fleshing needs to be done, the possum skin had dark spots on it, does this need to be all pulled off, ive been going at it for about an hour and aren't getting anywhere if thats the case.

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Does all this dark stuff need to come off?


Does the entire skin need to be like this?
  
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Re: Fleshing possum skin
Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2016 at 11:26pm
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Dark spots ,probably windows. [Where fur is regrowing]  In the second photo the fat showing would need to be removed. Try skinning from the head down next time ,you get less membrane and fat.
  
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Re: Fleshing possum skin
Reply #2 - Jul 17th, 2016 at 9:32pm
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What Bon said. Put your finger on a black spot and turn the skin over, and you will find that fur is very short.

I used to make a tool out of an old shearing comb for fleshing. PM me if you want to know how to do it. But the best thing is to take off a clean skin.
  

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Re: Fleshing possum skin
Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2016 at 12:04am
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I have posted a few videos on YouTube about possuming. This one is on preparing skins for tanning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5QUHoi-IY
  
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