I am interesting in tanning a piece of caw skin with a vegetal tanning process. I have found many articles or book explaining how to tan a hide, but I haven't found information on the quantity of products I need. I want to use oak bark and follow a traditional european process.
Does anyone know a "recipe" of bark tanning ? and the quantity of product I need ? Or could anyone recommend me books or so ?
Thanks for your help.
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"The Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs" by James E. Churchill. (ISBN 0-8117-1719-4)
That book covers vegetable tanning methods, tea tannning rabbit skins, all the alum methods, chrome methods, etc.
Also has a chapter on tool making and projects.
Good starting point for the more traditional tanning techniques.
Best Regards and Good Luck,