Using wattlebark

Submitted by Joe barber on 6/10/02. ( bootson@lisp.com.au ) 203.21.133.124

I am wanting to use wattlebark to tan fox skins but need a recipe for quantities and any additives needed if anyone has a recipe could you please email me. Thank you

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The whites will not be white!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 6/10/02. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.12.154

It's one of the problems using a vegetable tan for Taxidermy. It will discolor the lighter colors. All of them have a color associated with the source - and they all are different colored browns depending on the amount of impurities they contain. For leather this is good - for Taxidermy it isnt! Vegetable tans make a very durable piece of leather - but I'd avoid it for Taxidermy purposes!


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