Question on Tumbling furs

Submitted by Tim Patnaude on 02/14/2004. ( tpatnau@msn.com ) 12.10.219.29

I am in the process of tanning my 1st rabbit fur. This was my sons 1st rabbit so I wanted to make it a soft fur to hang on his wall. I ordered Cob Grit No. 1 from Van Dykes and I was going to put the fur in a dry cleaning bag with this Cob grit, seal the bag, and tumble it in my dryer with no heat. Will this work and how long will I need to tumble it before it gets nice and soft? I am new at this, so please be kind if this is a dumb question. Thanks.

Tim

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your best bet

This response submitted by paul smith on 02/14/2004. ( ) 209.214.103.226

When I break furs for soft hanging, I break them on the edge of a table. I also have a paneling blade for a skil saw that i have ground of the teeth. I have it sandwiched between 2 pieces of wood and mounted to my bench. This works out for breaking the tough areas.
A sander is also very effective. Hope this helped


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