Which tan is good to produce a Garment quality tan, I want to make a hat, and a blanket, I will be tanning beaver hides?
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Check with Bruce on this. Chome tanning is best but it makes a bluish green tan. but I know his EZ-100 is also good. He will advise you on what you should do.
beaver hides are hard to get garmet soft when home tanning, most end up rather stiff. To properly soften you need a large fur drum to break the fibers so they soften. Also beaver need thinning on the larger skins. If you really what them soft, send to a commercial tanner. Moyle in Idaho does an excellent job on beaver- very soft skins.www.moytown.com large/xl 21.00 small 18.00 208-678-3421
Moyle in Idaho is the tannery to send all your fur bearing hides to. I have to agree with deer woman!
With many years of experience to guide us, we recommend that you contact your local SENTRY agent. They make their own replacement tans and also are exclusive Distributors of BASF products to your Taxidermy suppliers. They can give you suggested starting formulas for various tannages and suggest the best oils, and auxilaries to make your tannage a long lasting one. They have an 800 #. 800-868-1454