Need help and suggestions with tanning rattlesnake skin

Submitted by Tammy on 09/13/2002. ( mikentammy@myexcel.com ) 67.0.60.48

My husband killed a rattlesnake outside our backdoor last night and skined it. He nailed it to a board and put salt on it to dry it. What we need to know is the next steps to take so that I can make a nice hatband for him. He's dryed deer skins before but this is my first encounter with this kind of thing.
Is there an oil we need to put on it?
How long does it usually take to dry?
How do I go about making it into a hatband?

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Rattlesnake Tanning

This response submitted by Coyote on 09/13/2002. ( mrathnow@comcast.net ) 68.42.192.22

Tammy;
I'd use Bruce Rittel's snake tanning kit.It has all the instruction with it. Good luck.

Coyote


old fashion tanning

This response submitted by tammy on 09/13/2002. ( ) 67.0.51.59

Thanks for the suggestion,but I think my husband wants to do it the old fashion way. Any help would be appreciated.


Rattlesnake Tanning

This response submitted by Coyote on 09/13/2002. ( mrathnow@comcast.net ) 68.42.192.22

Tammy;
Check out Cur's response in the Reptile forum.That might be what your looking for.

Coyote



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