need help on pricing

Submitted by james on 10/22/05 at 6:41 PM. ( )

Hello all,

I need some pricing help

what do charge to tann a bufflo hide.

I have a customer thats got one and wants it tanned. However I do not know what to charge him.

Any help would be usefull

James Fleshner
Fleshner Taxidermy

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This response submitted by Old Fart on 10/22/05 at 7:59 PM. ( )

.... At a commercial tanner wil run you somewhere around $10 a square foot, plus shipping to and from. You will have to do the fleshing, salting, wrestling and shipping! The last ones I did I charged $17.50 per foot, the next ones will be $20!


This response submitted by Mark H on 10/22/05 at 10:21 PM. ( )

I just got one back from the tannery, 28 sq ft. I paid $280.00 at $10.00 a sq ft plus $18.25 shipping. I'm with Old Fart, going up to $20. a sq ft this year.

Oh Boy

This response submitted by James on 10/23/05 at 9:22 AM. ( )

Well... Tanning a buffalo hide is a bigger job than you may think. First, the hides are extremely thick and shaving them is like training for the Olympics. I would give him a price that is flexible, just tell him a price range from your minumum to something considerably higer. Then, charge him based on your time and effort, because you probably can already ballpark the materials.
Hope this Helps.
Also, call some tanneries and see what they charge. Maybe you could send it out and still make a few bucks, and still be able to feel your arms when it is all said and done.

tan my own with krowtann

This response submitted by terryr on 10/23/05 at 11:02 AM. ( )

and they are a bear to handle - but it can be done - i only tanned them for mounting not soft tan for rug

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