Help - mini tanning project

Submitted by Lisa Darger on 02/04/2003. ( ldarger@cs.com ) 64.12.96.198

we need help! My daughter is completing a Junior Hoosier Historical Project, and is considering tanning a small part of a cowhide taken yesterday, preferably using Indian or native methods. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? Is it doable? THANKS!

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Lisa, there is a ton of information under the tanning button

This response submitted by John C on 02/04/2003. ( ) 64.216.172.90

Open the tanning button,
scroll to the bottom of the page.
There you will find the archieves.

I posted a way last month I think it was.
All the way from extracting the tannins from hard wood trees.

To drawing lye from ashes to dehair a hide.

Orange search button may also help.


check out

This response submitted by paul bunyan on 02/04/2003. ( ) 209.214.52.72

Brain tan .com this site will have what you need


Too thick!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 02/05/2003. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.121.139.138

Using a piece of cowhide may be a BIG mistake! It's too thick and I assume you do not have a shaving machine available. Ask her to choose a more thinly fleshed skin that doesnt have to be shaved - a Rabbitskin or Squirrel. These tan easily and require no shaving to produce a soft piece.


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