How long before mounting should I oil alum skin

Submitted by H Parker on 1/20/02. ( parkerstaxidermy@earthlink.net ) 63.27.114.54

I just received my first wet tanned skins from the tannery.
I have always prepared and tanned my own skins so this is a
new experience for me. These skins are very nice and done by
Barrett Furs. He uses a alum tan. How long before mounting
should I oil these skins and will the oil improve the stretch
as it does on my lutanF skins.

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yes it will improve.

This response submitted by John C on 1/21/02. ( ) 208.44.115.28

Most wet tanned capes have been oiled just not dryed. If they are not oiled use a bisulfanated oil and paint the oil on2-3 hours before you mount.


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