rabbit furs

Submitted by matt on 12/19/04 at 10:30 AM. ( midwest0003@aol.com )

I would like to learn the simplest(?) way to tan small furs like rabbit. I know very little about this stuff. The kids and I would like to try and make a pair of mittens or a hat with rabbit fur. Plus it gives me more reason to go hunting. Can any one point me in the right direction?
Thanks, Matt

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This response submitted by Bill on 12/19/04 at 2:29 PM. ( )

<---------------------------Orange button, it's all there.

difficult to tan

This response submitted by Trapper from Downunder. on 12/29/04 at 7:00 PM. ( trapper@halenet.com.au )

Matt, I have tanned rabbit skins before, they are paper thin & rip when fleshing by hand with a tanning knife. I have found that the old male rabbits are the easiest to flesh as they are tough. Try one of Rittels small mammal tanning kits. Good luck.

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