how do I go about tanning air dried hides, do I soak them ?

Submitted by Leon on 12/12/00. ( )

Can you tell me how do I go about tanning a air dried hides, SO far I have alwasy have criters which i flesh and salt dried, but this is the first time I will start with a already fleshed dried skin. Do I have to soak it before the pickel? or it goes direcly to the pickle, what kind a soaking solution should I use.


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It takes a little longer, but I go right into the pickle

This response submitted by JOhn C on 12/13/00. ( )

You can soak to relax, or go into the pickle, myself I like to go into the pickle, it is wicked up and you get 100% saturation. It may take 2-3 days but the hide will fall into your tank and be fine. Or look in the archives and see how to relax them.

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