I was wondering approximately the cost of having a coyote tanned at a tannery? I have never had any sent off and tanned,just wondering if that would be my best bet for making a rug? thanks for the help.
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on coyotes is usually 40 to 45 dollars plus shipping both ways. Call a tannery and get a pricelist. I take in a good amount of skins annually, salt dry them and send then en mass to the tannery at the end of hunting/trapping season. Turn around time is usually 4 to 6 months.
..commercial tanning is the only way to go for a skin that is to be made into a rug. Home tanning cannot produce the nice soft, supple leather required for the quality finished product desired in a rug.
I THINK WITH A GOOD TUMBLER YOU CAN GET A SOFT HIDE!
A wet tan is your best bet for a rug mount and you can get a great rush(within 1 month)charge on a coyote with this tannery. http://www.kandktannery.com/ Their quality is also very good. Best Wishes Jeff F.
Be creative and think of desings to make your own tumbler? I'd think an old dryer with the heating unit taken out would make a fine tumbler.