Your opinions please--

Submitted by agp on 5/10/05 at 11:11 AM. ( wyomingtrapper@yahoo.com ) 216.128.227.17

Not looking for debate, just your preferances. More or less a poll.

What tan do you you prefer? (luftan, ez-100, protan, etc...)

When you purchase capes/hides, do you prefer them green, dry tanned, wet tanned, or other?

On whole small and medium sized animals, do you prefer dorsal, ventral, or case skinned?

What would be your first and second choice in fleshing knives?

Thanks for your responses.

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my part

This response submitted by stanley on 5/10/05 at 11:22 AM. ( ) 66.82.9.75

I tan with krowtann

frozen green'

dorsal


I dont have a special knife.


me too

This response submitted by lee on 5/10/05 at 2:42 PM. ( ) 68.238.141.71

lutan
frozen green
dorsal for L/S
fleshing machine


What I do

This response submitted by Sam on 5/10/05 at 4:16 PM. ( ) 207.177.14.30

Curatan, Lutan F
Green Frozen
Dorsal
Swiss Army Knife, Fillet Knife


Me

This response submitted by scanman on 5/10/05 at 4:41 PM. ( scanman@forspeed.com ) 64.181.4.137

Basyn- Tan D-L-E
Frozen Green (perferably whole)
No favorite- depends on position of mount
Case Muskrat Knife or a #10 scalpel blade


Reply from "Dashboy Taxi" :)

This response submitted by - on 5/10/05 at 8:09 PM. ( ) 216.144.58.59

> What tan do you you prefer?
Depends on application and species. Such as, garments, chrome holds up best but has little post-drying stretch.
In general, something that will last.
For pelts to be done in-house, something inexpensive that gives good results. More dependent on type of oil then type of tan.
For pelts to be soaked down for sending out, something cheap and easy and washes out.

> When you purchase capes/hides, do you prefer them green, dry tanned, wet tanned, or other?
Depends on intended usage of skin or pelt. Home-tanned poorly/nature tanned "soaked down and put up" is my favorite as retanning is super easy.
Have purchased dry-tanned commercial skins in the past and am almost uniformly disappointed in them (90% alum & lutan market, is not nice).

> On whole small and medium sized animals, do you prefer dorsal, ventral, or case skinned?
Cased. Anything else is a damage unless it's a beaver, badger, or bear.

> What would be your first and second choice in fleshing knives?
First: a sharp one
Second: a reasonably sharp one
Skill is more important then brand.


Mine are

This response submitted by Terry on 5/10/05 at 9:08 PM. ( mosman20@sbcglobal.net ) 69.149.226.193

1.Liqua-tan 2.Green 3.dorsal 4.Razor blades


don't forget me!

This response submitted by jrosbor on 5/14/05 at 2:48 PM. ( huntersdream3x@hotmail.com ) 64.73.36.192

1. EZ-Tan or Lutan-FN (sorry Bruce but EZ- Tan stinks when mixed w/ H2O)
2. green or salted (salted only by another taxidermist)
3. vent or dorsal (depends on pose of mount)
3. Necker or Quebec


Thanks!

This response submitted by AGP on 5/20/05 at 11:34 PM. ( ) 216.128.225.233

Appreciate the responses. Obviously a lot of different individual responses!


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