soft tannig a deer hide

Submitted by mark on 09/10/2002. ( )

I have a frozen deer hide im getting ready to soft tan for a throw rug of sorts. A fellow taxi told me i would have trouble keeping the hair from falling out while i break it because of the hollow hairs. I planned on using formic acid and one liquid tan application after fleshing and neturalizing. I would like a real nice buttery soft tan. Can any one help?

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This response submitted by mark on 09/10/2002. ( )

I forgot to mention that its a nuisance deer killed and salted about aug 10, then froze and brought to me. So i realize that the hair has not really clubed or prime yet.


This response submitted by Frank E. Kotula on 09/11/2002. ( )

Sorry but your friend is right. Deer have hollow hair and will always be susceptible to hair loss. Deer are not good candidates for throw rugs.

Summer deer

This response submitted by gotum on 09/11/2002. ( )

make excellent caddis and wings for caparaduns and many other flies

look for this entry "Tanned hide stiff as a board" 09/08/2002

also check this out


This response submitted by mark on 09/14/2002. ( )

the soft tan web page was very informitive. I just completed taxi school and this forum is really great. I know i will be using it a lot. I just recieved my first Breakthrough today and there is an article on this forum in it. Thanks again to both of you,frank and gotum.

worked for me

This response submitted by dave on 12/23/2002. ( )

i made one last year using Lutan F and Proto oil and it is real nice. Hasn't lost any hair.

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