Thinning a deer skin

Submitted by Chris on 1/8/01. ( )

I just finished tanning my first deer skin. I want to thin the skin to make it really soft and pliable. Should I have thinned the skin before I tanned it or can I still? And either way what are my options for thinning the skin before and after tanning?

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Read the tanning archives, its easier to thin after the

This response submitted by John C on 1/8/01. ( )

PICKLE, but with rehydrating you can still thin it. John C

Thinning a Deer Skin

This response submitted by D. Price on 1/9/01. ( )

Depends on which tanning process was used.
For instance, wet tan or dry tan.

Sand paper

This response submitted by Tommy on 1/9/01. ( )

I use liquatan and liquasoft. After applying the liquatan come back the next day and put another coat of liquasoft on it. Then let it dry out completely. After that I use sand paper to cut it down and make it flexible. Hope this helps.

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