Tanning calf hide need help!

Submitted by Ruth on 12/2/05 at 1:57 AM. ( maximo@cottonboll.com )

I have a fresh calf hide. Calf weighed 600 pounds. I have tanned several deer and goat hides. But need to know if salt and alum will work to pickle it? Also dont remeber amounts of salt, alum and water.I am working on fleshing the hide should have it done by morning. Would appreciate any help you can give me, it has been serval years since I tanned the other hides and do not want to mess up. It is a beatiful hide.

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ruth id have sent it out thats a big job

This response submitted by paul e on 12/2/05 at 7:52 AM. ( amfpaul@bellsouth.net )

lots of shaving and breaking will be needed
also there are some knew products available that will work for you
ez100,krowtann,whitetail desighner to name a few
if your pressed for time salt it up and look into the newer products

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