Tanning with Flour and Water

Submitted by Mona on 11/10/04 at 4:30 PM. ( )

I read on another forum that you can just use a flour and water paste to tan a hide. has anyone here tried this, and is it a viable tanning method? I know you can add flour to other tanning solutions to make a paste, but is flour on its own going to do anything?

the link for that forum thread is here: http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=445

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This is what you need to do

This response submitted by Joe V. on 11/10/04 at 4:47 PM. ( )

Put flour and water 50/50 mix and rub it in the hide side of the deer cape. Then throw it in the garbage and get another hide and tan it correctly. LOL


This response submitted by scott on 11/10/04 at 5:39 PM. ( )

With all of the fine products available today would anyone even want to try that?Flour and water make glue,not a tan.

Are you sure...

This response submitted by Raven on 11/10/04 at 7:04 PM. ( )

Are you sure it said to use that mix as a tanning agent and not as a hide paste? Although there are far better products out there - I could see someone using flour and glue to hold a skin in place... a lot of REALLY cheap people out there!

What other forum did you read this at?

If you read the arcticle

This response submitted by wetnwild on 11/10/04 at 7:52 PM. ( )

After you salt dry the hide, I dont understand what the flour water mixture does, but it is used only to fix the skin for uding to make dry flies for fishing, not taxidermy

Kneed it!

This response submitted by K.j on 11/18/04 at 10:44 PM. ( )

Kneed it for ten mintes , add some lard and bake @ 325 for 20 minutes.
That's the best thing to do!

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