Leather to Rawhide

Submitted by Keith on 1/19/06 at 8:22 PM. ( )

I have a large back hide off a cape buffalo already commercially tanned with the hair on. I would really like to revert it back to a dehaired rawhide product for some archery projects.

Would dehairing it in calcium hydroxide wash out the oils in the skin, in addition to getting rid of the hair, make it back into rawhide?

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This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/19/06 at 8:29 PM. ( )

TOO akaline! Never tried what your talking about doing, but, calcium hydroxide will destroy the skin.

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