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Old 02-27-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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I built this for skinning hogs. It is much nicer that trying to skin a hog hanging upside down.(especially when your a big guy like me having to bend down to do the skiining. Here, the you lay the hog on his back between the two runs of angle iron. Then, there is one guy on each side skinning his way down to the back. Once you hit the angle iron, pick the hog up by his back legs and skin the rest of the back off. I know it sounds confusing but I'll get pics of our next hog being skint!









I have seen alot of folks who use something similar to this. I wish I had done this years ago.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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Neat idea, that is great. Know what you mean about kneeling down to skin a hog. Not fun at all.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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cool, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Excellent idea Nate!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:55 AM   #5
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I saw something similar a couple of weeks ago at a hunt in S. Texas. The guy had two angle iron pieces about 4 feet long welded to a stand that was just under waist high. On the angle iron, he had mounted 2 2X6 boards, with the angle iron angled inward. I assume this was to help keep the animal in place (centered between the boards). I watched him skin and clean several hogs and a couple of deer and it sure seemed much faster and easier than hanging the animal up from its rear legs or head.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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Kusch down at Carta Valley had one of these but it had wheels at one end so you could roll it around.

Slick setup......might have to build one myself.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #7
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sweet idea
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:09 AM   #8
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You need to go stick one so I can see this bad boy in action!!!
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:32 PM   #9
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Looks Like It Would Save Some Time And Work. Cool Idea.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:42 AM   #10
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cool idea, thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #11
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lets see some pics of it in action!!!!
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:57 AM   #12
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How About Some Dimensions For The Best All Around Size Because I Kill All Different Size Hogs. But It Looks Great. Best Idea I've Seen In A While.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:19 AM   #13
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great ideal
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #14
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Looks great, would also like to see it in action.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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I can't see the pic here. I'm assuming this "rack" looks like a sawhorse? Can someone please post up some pics.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #16
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I can't see the pic here. I'm assuming this "rack" looks like a sawhorse? Can someone please post up some pics.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #17
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #18
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #19
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #20
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #21
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Yup. No pics, didn't happen!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #22
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looks like it was originally posted in 2008..
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #23
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looks like it was originally posted in 2008..
Yep I am pretty sure that is the reason the pics are no longer working.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #24
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Yeah, I did a search and this is what I came up with. Hoping this could jog some people's memories.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #25
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I built this for skinning hogs. It is much nicer that trying to skin a hog hanging upside down.(especially when your a big guy like me having to bend down to do the skiining. Here, the you lay the hog on his back between the two runs of angle iron. Then, there is one guy on each side skinning his way down to the back. Once you hit the angle iron, pick the hog up by his back legs and skin the rest of the back off. I know it sounds confusing but I'll get pics of our next hog being skint!









I have seen alot of folks who use something similar to this. I wish I had done this years ago.
I can't seem to be able to retrieve the photo's. Can you email them to me?
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This sounds like something I would like to keep out at our lease.
Best Regards Gary
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #26
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A guy at our lease brought this and it is handy to use. It's the only pic I could find so excuse the bad pic. I believe he got it from Granzins Meat Market in New Braunfels. They use these in their processing from what i'm told. I don't have a clue on dimensions but it is on wheels. Next time one of the guys or myself is at the lease I'll try and get some dimensions.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #27
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Like it!
What if: There were 4 bars coming up to support the legs of the animal? The ones I saw had these type legs, with bungee chords attached, and we were to strap the legs down while we skinned.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #28
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I like that idea on the uprights to anchor the legs. Might have to try a little modification work next trip.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #29
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That looks like I may need to build.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #30
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Nice rack, both of them
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:24 AM   #31
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Tony, The red one with the wheels will work. However, the angled uprights are gonna hinder your skinning capabilities. I would suggest leaving the uprights off and spreading the two bottom runners out to 8 inches apart.


This will cradle your hog and by the time you skin down to the rack, and begin to winch the hog up, you will only have about 4-6 inches of skin remaing on the back of the hog. Hope this helps. If not, I will call Ben and see if he still has the rack and I will get some pics for you.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:35 AM   #32
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I found the pics after digging through some old files. I will post them on face book and try to send them here. If it doesn't work, they will be on my FB page under nate davey.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #33
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What if: There were 4 bars coming up to support the legs of the animal? The ones I saw had these type legs, with bungee chords attached, and we were to strap the legs down while we skinned.
I just posted on your other thread but I agree. I if the legs were tied open, it would make it a lot easier to use for gutting animals. Wrestling with keeping the legs open is one of the biggest chores when gutting an animal. I would also add 6"x6" plates at each corner to set your beer or knife on.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #34
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nice rack, please post dimension or plans like to build one.
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