The "Razors Edge" beaming and fleshing machine is operated by standing at the end
of the machine opposite the motor. This puts the blades cutting edge pointing to
the left of the operator and the blade post in a comfortable user position. The operator
will be looking down along the blade edge while pulling a hide or skin across the
blade, brush or scraper. The foot pedal switch controls the on-
When beaming and fleshing (shaving) a mammal hide, pull the hide taut between both hands and flat against the guide, and then pull slowly across the blade. Do not force the hide across the blade, pull gently, let the blade do the work. Keep the hide in contact with the guide at all times while pulling across the blade. Take your time at first so as to get a feel for the machine.
The fully adjustable guide is used with the blades only. It is mounted on left side
of the blade and is positioned for pulling a hide or skin across the blade left-
The fleshing (shaving) path is a function of your grip. For example: with a four finger grip with both hands you will shave a wider path than if you use a two finger grip with both hands. There are situations, however where a narrow fleshing (shaving) path is advantageous. For example: with a white tail deer cape your grip will be a function of where on the cape you are fleshing. The neck area you might use a wider grip for a wide shaving path. In the area of the face you might use a one or two finger grip for a narrow path. You be the judge of your shaving path. Remember let the machine do the work.
We at the Razors Edge LLC believe that taxidermists are artists and because of the
creativity involved in taxidermy and the wide range of mammals, fish and birds around
the world we ultimately leave it up to the taxidermist to decide which blade should
be used and when. The same reasoning applies to the brushes and scraper. Approximately
The "Razors Edge Beaming and Fleshing machine" will provide you with excellent results with a minimal learning curve and add greatly to the quality of your art.