Submitted by david jarvis on 07/24/2004 at 08:41. ( )

Will it harm a skin that has been pickled and dried. Its really hard and I want to turn ears and split the lips then tan it. An hour or so in a salt bath will not do the job , its too hard.

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David, I just gotta ask

This response submitted by George on 07/24/2004 at 09:24. ( )

What possessed you to ever pickle a hide before those steps were completed anyway?

Obviously that horse is already out of the barn and closing the gate now will not help. I'd suggest that you TRY to rehydrate the hide. Then complete the fleshing and turning and then repickle the hide. The only problems that I see out front is IF that hide was ever neutralized. If it wasn't, be prepared for it to fall to pieces once you rehydrate it. Any advice you get on this one is going to be on a wing and a prayer. This one is just trouble spelled with a capital "T".

hide was given to me by a trapper

This response submitted by d jarvis on 07/24/2004 at 12:25. ( )

it was sulphuric acid pickled// case skinned

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