please help

Submitted by james richards on 08/07/2002. ( ) 66.157.64.56

i am using Rittels ez 100
where can i buy sodium bicarbonate or sodium acetate

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This may help!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 08/07/2002. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.2.190

Sodium Bicarbonate is also sold as "Baking Soda" in your local grocery. Sodium Acetate is an industrially used chemical and is available through us (Rittels) or some of the other Supply companies. I am not aware of it having a "trade name", other than simply "Sodium Acetate". It's an extremely mild Neutralizing or Basifying agent!


beginner needs help

Submitted by jd on 08/09/2002. ( ) 66.157.72.198

whats a fleshing beams purpose

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beams

This response submitted by crosshair on 08/09/2002. ( ) 64.12.96.78

to keep you from cutting the hide while fleshing.


Beam construction

This response submitted by eddy on 08/10/2002. ( ) 24.64.223.203

How can the average guy construct a fleshing beam out of dimensional lumber?Is there a specific shape or size?


i made one today

This response submitted by redneck on 08/11/2002. ( Idlewild@minot.com ) 12.158.192.7

i made ont today go buy a 6x8 and a draw knife e mail me when ya got em ill help ya out ps if you dont mind listinin to a kid lol


is this true

Submitted by jack on 08/10/2002. ( ) 66.157.72.198

can u actually use a rasor blade on small hides

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Yes and large hides too.

This response submitted by John C on 08/10/2002. ( ) 64.216.172.56

Hold the blade at a 90 degree angle to the hide and pull it to you.


can u really do this

Submitted by james on 08/10/2002. ( rebelsolger@yahoo.com ) 66.157.72.198

can u actually tan a fur with antifreeze

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Nope!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 08/11/2002. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.10.136

Once you remove it from the anti-freeze - most of it will evaporate - leaving very little residual in the fibers of the skins. Since it also doesnt chemically bond to these fibers - there is nothing to prevent it from becoming hard and brittle - just like a raw skin.


can u really do this

Submitted by james on 08/10/2002. ( rebelsolger@yahoo.com ) 66.157.72.198

can u actually tan a fur with antifreeze

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No see the archieves

This response submitted by John C on 08/10/2002. ( ) 64.216.172.56

Everything you ever wanted to know about tanning. Not brain tanning.


help finding a ph kit

Submitted by james on 08/10/2002. ( rebelsolger@yahoo.com ) 66.157.72.198

where can i find a ph testing kit

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the major suppliers carry them

This response submitted by Chris on 08/10/2002. ( yotetrapper@hotmail.com ) 66.168.129.175

You will find that many of the major suppliers carry them. Such as WASCO, Van Dykes, etc.. If you are getting them for tanning I would reccommend the ones with range 1-6 as they are easier to read. The ones that range from 1-12 are sometimes hard to interpret.

Chris


can i use a pool ph kit to test the ph of my tanning mix

Submitted by james on 08/11/2002. ( rebelsolger@yahoo.com ) 66.157.77.89

please help me with my topic

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pH is pH

This response submitted by George on 08/11/2002. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.209.80

But some pool testers obviously don't go down far enough to give you a reliable reading (Unless you routinely dissolve your pool party participants). pH paper is relatively inexpensive and all come with an applicable color match guide. If you pool meter goes down to 1, however, you're already set.


Be careful tho!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 08/11/2002. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.10.136

There are usually 2 types of PH type systems. One is for testing low ionic water - like a swimming pool where you have only very small amounts of chemicals added - and the other is for high ionic water. This applies to tanning solutions or mixtures where the higher dissolved chemicals create a high ion count. And as George pointed out - outside of the swimming pool range (6.0-7.5)usually those types of meters become very inaccurate. They arent intended for concentrations. Try to stick with the PH papers and meters intended for tanning - papers are reliable, and the meters, calibrated correctly can give you very accurate results.


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