STRETCHING BOARDSóDIMENSIONSóPlease give me the proper dimensions of stretching boards; large, medium, small, for coyotes. And what are the dimensions of skins after they are stretched properly, large, medium, small?
You would better fit the boards to the skins, rather than the skins to the boards. A thin pelt should not he stretched too tight, but a thick peltóone with lots of fur or hair, may be stretched quite a bit. The boards are for preventing the skins shrinking and wrinkling out of shape, rather than pulling them long and broad. A coyote averages from 36 to 38 inches in length, to which add 16 inches tail (P. 26, Wolf and Coyote Trapping). The boards should be 40 inches, or longer. They should range in width from 6 inches or less for pups up. Draw them long, rather than broad. Rough shape them, and then fit to the hides. After a while, you will have eight or ten hoards. By taking boards four inches wide, and making half-stretchers, you can wedge your skins out by shoving in long wedges, or even blocks. Screw iron hooks, at the nose, will help you to hang them on rafter nails, or along wires.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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