slimy hide

Submitted by Dan on 11/1/04 at 1:57 AM. ( huistax2@aol.com ) 152.163.100.197

moose cape,salted flint dried. Pickel- saftee acid for three days, shaved, put back in pickel 1 day, shaved, put back in pickel 1 day. Mixed fresh, 30 gallons of water,30 oz baking soda, put cape in 1 hour. drained, Rinced in 30 gallons plain water, pulled cape, drained, rinced in 30 gallons plain water, drained. hide is very slimy, slipery. Hair is still tight but skin is slimy. Is there still baking soda in the skin, do i rince again? plan to tan it with liqua-tan. cape is now in the freezer. My plain water is (ph-7) Water with the soda in it started at 8,and ended at 6 the skin is about (5.5)The acid bath was checked twice a day (1.2 to 1.5)

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