SHEARING & SKIRTING
Below is Information, Pictures, Suppliers and Links to
the Related Websites on the Subject
Step by step pictures of Brian Magee shearing
Step by step instructions with pictures
Instructions for building your own portable skirting table
Instructions for building your own shearing floor and a fleece-sorting table
Demonstration with pictures from Chester Farms
Step by step instructions for shearing with illustrations for machine shearing, blade shearing, shearing sheep, shearing angora rabbits and shearing llamas.
Information on comb preparation, shearing pattern, shed design and even exercises for the shearer.
Do you know how to shear the sheep?Actually I don't know !!
But! Here is the SHEARING MASTER!!!He'll show you How to Shear!!
ANTIQUE SHEEP SHEARING MACHINE
This sheep shearing machine was operated by two men. One cranked the machine by hand to operate the clipper teeth, the other sheared the sheep
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Other Information and Resources
Shearing Day: Sheep Handling, Wool Science, and Shearing With Blades by Kevin Ford
Shearing Poster Laminated on both sides, sturdy, size 14" x 24" Poster.Quick reference to simple shearing patterns
Viola Shearing & Sharpening Service
Joe Viola, Route 2, Box 230, Horseshow Run, WV 26716
Phone: (304) 735-5481
Shearing Equipment Bought and Sold
Combs, Cutters, and Blades Sharpened
Shears and Handpieces Repaired
Dirt is the biggest cause of blade dulling.
Clean and oil your blade after every use.
A jammed blade is caused by feeding the hair into the blades faster than it is being cut. This causes an obstruction of hair laid parallel and rolling between between the blades preventing close cutting contact. A jammed blade can usually be fixed by momentarily pinching the blades together while running. In more severe cases, remove the blades, separate the blades and clean, then reassemble.
Clipper burns are caused by too close of a cut against the animals skin or excessive cutting over one area.
This page was last updated on: October 26, 2008
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