Can a cape set after tanning oil is applied Lutan F method

Submitted by Jr. on 02/05/2004. ( )

I am a beginner and use the Lutan F tanning method. How long can a cape set after using the soft tan tanning oil and breaking the hide? Can the cape set for weeks or is it better to rehydrate and get on manikan after the oil had dried and hide broke in tumbler?
Thanks in advance

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This response submitted by Frank E Kotula on 02/06/2004. ( )

First off you went beyond the needs of mounting any animal. THe one step that didn't really need to be done was breaking the hide. That's good for rugs.
Anyway you have two choices here. One is to let it dry and then rehydrate the hide when your ready or if it's still wet just place it in the freezer till your ready. Any way is fine for now, cause you'll be mounting it up soon.

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