New to tanning Need some assistance

Submitted by Jeremy on 10/13/05 at 9:24 AM. ( )

I am new to tanning, and making buckskin. I was thinking about trying to make a buckskin peice this year, and have read a few articles on it, but I was wondering if anyone out there could render me some advice.

I dont know what alum is or where to find it. Or slaked lime. Both of which the articles I have read said I need.

Anyone know where I can get some items like this for making buckskin?

Also, if I follow the McKenzie guide for tanning hides, and it says mount them right away, I assume there is a seperate process for this and is not what i am looking to do? Correct?

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This response submitted by paul e on 10/13/05 at 11:02 AM. ( )

hi jeremy
thats a loaded question
the answer is in the archives
do a little reading in there
its a treasure of information
also look on the site
the site will get your feet wet also
welcome to the site again jeremy
some good folks on hear in general
good reading
paul e

lots of articles on buckskin

This response submitted by Travis Joe on 10/18/05 at 11:12 PM. ( )

im doing it myself now but im doing all mine in the old brain brine as far as the lime get ahold of the local elevator they generaly know where some is casue its used on alot of feilds to balace out the ph levels in the ground and most any taxidermy company carries the alum and a bref explanation of what it doese

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