how to soften tanned bison hide?

Submitted by Mark Micchio on 02/16/2004. ( micchio@aol.com ) 205.188.208.167

I recently acquired a home tanned bison hide. The hide is very stiff and leathery, and does not lay flat. Is there anything I can do to soften it up?

Thanks!

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Bison Hide

This response submitted by troy on 02/16/2004. ( ) 65.168.65.245

Get ready for a very tough job. Some hides can be rehydrated then apply a softening oil, then break the hide while drying over an edge of an old disc blade or something with sharp edge. alot of work eh! Good Luck


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