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    Got these back from Moyle it is part of last years catch Click image for larger version. 

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    I give it to my wife and she turns them into these . Ready to go to AFN in Fairbanks this weekClick image for larger version. 

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    Everything is hand sewn no fur sewing machine for her in traditional ways taught to her by her Aunt and Grand Mother Attachment 74638
    It will be nice to see the rewards of all our hard work
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    Those look real nice - good luck selling them at AFN.

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    Otterman, why did the furs come back to you ? They didn't sell or bring enough to sell? Just curious.
    And, are those mittens your talented wife has made? What price range do they run in?
    Very nice looking work....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey;1338181[B
    ]Otterman, why did the furs come back to you ?[/B] They didn't sell or bring enough to sell? Just curious.
    And, are those mittens your talented wife has made? What price range do they run in?
    Very nice looking work....
    They get far more money once they are turned to mittens than beaver brings anymore. Ottermans wife does top notch work. I have a pair of those mittens I bought off of trapperman.com. LOVE them warmest things I have ever put my hands in!

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    Smokey we send them out to get tanned and I get them back from the tannery. I make much more out of my furs by giving them to her to sew than I ever could on the auctions, with the current exception of marten she no longer gets any of those Prices vary depending on size and type of fur starting with the baby mitts at $50 all the way up to $295 for the biggest beaver mitts
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    My wife bought me a set of these (or some very similar) right before we left Dillingham, they are fantastic snowmachine mits.....pair it with a seal hat and bunny boots and you are weather proof.

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    Catch it I believe you bought those from my wife
    the one thing I will say it sure is nice to do what I love and actually have it help pay the bills I sure don't miss the office job thats for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch It View Post
    My wife bought me a set of these (or some very similar) right before we left Dillingham, they are fantastic snowmachine mits.....pair it with a seal hat and bunny boots and you are weather proof.

    I picked up 2 pairs of spotted sealskin mittens (gauntlets) on St. Lawrence island. Has a fur lining, moose palm and warm and waterproof on the outside as well as beautiful. They are priceless to me since I can't get sea mammals. Try tanning a hide to see how easy it is. Make a pattern, and go for it. I use faux sinew to stitch, moose palms, and sheepskin lining for warmth.

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