I am not new to taxidermy but am quite new to Buffalo hides. Has anyone used Lutan F on a Buffalo cape with good success? I also do not have a fleshing machine and am aware that the hides of Buffalo are quite thick. Any advice? Thanks
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Send it to a tannery, you are in for one of the toughest jobs you can tackle if you do it yourself even with a fleshing machine and it will probably still be as stiff as a board.
with krowtann and have not had any trouble - i have fleshing machine and it is an ordeal to flesh them - but not impossible - by hand i dont think you can do it
I have tanned alot of buffalo hides and capes using lutan and never had a problem, less the sore arm..but if you don't have access to a fleashing machine it would be wise to send it out.
Without a shaving machine - don't do it! Send it out to a Tannery!
I did a buffalo cape,fleshed it by hand,it was too heavy too work over the machine.I used liqua tan and it turned out really nice.
Thanks everyone for the advice, I will check into tanneries to see how much it will cost me. This is a once in a lifetime hunt, it may never happen again. I would not want to mess it up.