just wanted to know if anyone has had good luck w/an automatic tanner and if it will make a hide soft enough for a rug or wall hanging. or is this tanner a waste of time/money.
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Yea, they do a good job, but I don't think you'll ever get a rug as soft as the tannery. I can't anyway. They sure do speed up tanning and can save some "iffy" capes though. ...Rick
Dan, I've had great luck with my autotanner. Rick is right, about the questionable skins. Saved a few that were starting to turn green when I received them from the customer and they came out fine. As far as rugs go, I've added a twist and it works super! Tan your skin and tumble in sawdust. Oil the hide well, hang the skin let it dry completely. Put back in tumbler with crushed stone/gravel. You will be pleased at how nice of a job it does. Good Luck, Kent
I was possibly on of the first to buy one, its great. If I was doing rug work I would build a large fur drum to go with it. Mater of fact am currently thinking of buying a second one.
I well sell you mine.It is 1 1/2 years old it works great. I don't do much work and don't need it. asking 750.00plus shiping or might take a parchel trade . thingks Jason