Deer hide - how to get the hair off an already tanned hide

Submitted by Coach on 1/9/06 at 7:43 PM. ( ) 192.85.47.1

Guys,

When doing a deer, I have quite a few scraps left, and at times would like to used the leather for other small items.

At times, I just shave the hair off with an old razor, or use scissors and a scaple, but there must be an easier way.

IS there?

Rob

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Yes

This response submitted by AndyO on 1/9/06 at 8:15 PM. ( ajossola@yahoo.com ) 68.250.194.188

WASCO sells a hair-off system or you could try Rittel's EZ600 Leather-Making Kit. I found both items on the WASCO webpage. I've heard of people using Nair as well.


water?

This response submitted by John W. on 1/9/06 at 8:15 PM. ( ) 12.215.63.237

Coach,I would try soaking them in water for a period of time and see if this works easier.


Nair

This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/9/06 at 8:47 PM. ( ) 68.214.237.29

disolves keratin, the substance that holds in hair, as does over basification. Ringing any bells?


Old shaver

This response submitted by John on 1/9/06 at 9:15 PM. ( brownstaxidermy@satx.rr.com ) 24.243.46.224

Please email me and educate me on the over basification subject.


Correction

This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/10/06 at 6:20 AM. ( ) 65.15.237.222

keratin is the primary make-up of hair. Maybe we can get back to this tonight.


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