Problem with capes from tannery

Submitted by Jeff on 1/17/06 at 12:14 AM. ( )

I just got capes from the tannery. Big problem! Theres no stretch. I am about 7 inches frome sewing the together. How do I make them get back their stretch?

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How are you rehydrating them?

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 1/17/06 at 1:20 AM. ( )


This method is called the Universal method because it works on almost every tanned skin or cape safely. It takes the guesswork out of properly relaxing a skin or cape before mounting, but more importantly, it also prevents acid swelling. Bacteriacide is not needed for this method.

1. Soak the tanned skin or cape for 30 minutes in a mild salt solution using:
To every 1 Gallon of Water used, add a
Handful of Salt (4 Ozs. by weight).
2. Remove the skin or cape from the solution soaking wet, and place it in a plastic garbage bag. Use a tie to twist it shut, and then refrigerate it overnight. Do not freeze.
3. The next day, remove the skin or cape, and prep it before mounting.

who did the tanning?

This response submitted by alan on 1/17/06 at 2:27 AM. ( )

Which tannery?

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