Hickory sawdust for tumbling hides

Submitted by matt on 3/12/06 at 4:10 PM. ( asd@alaska.net ) 209.112.182.108

Has anyone used this for deer hides? i searched the archives, and most say use a hardwood sawdust, but you still need to be carefull about tannins in the wood. I can buy it locally cheap, so if it will work, let me know. Thanks

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Tannins are in the bark

This response submitted by Mr.T on 3/12/06 at 8:31 PM. ( ) 64.31.6.63

I believe tannins are in the bark, not the tree. The bark is stripped off the tree in the very first step at the mill. The sawdust you need would be from any hardwood that has been kiln dried and from fine saw cutting or ripping, and not green wood saw dust from wet trees or saw mills. Go to a wood shop where cabinets or furniture are made, stay away from the pine wood dust. On the other hand, just buy it from a taxidermy supplier.


junk fur

This response submitted by ej on 3/13/06 at 5:30 AM. ( . ) 216.114.124.121

Matt, your best bet would be to use corn cob grit. remember deer hides are hair, Not fur. and all whitetails will break off their brittle hairs after a couple years. it's an ok leather, but a poor fur at best.
i know it is popular, but so is that trash they call music now-a-days.
but you may take Mr. Ts' advise. after all he saved a guy 2 and 1/2 seconds of work with his last reply post.


thanks ej

This response submitted by Mr.T on 3/13/06 at 9:36 AM. ( ) 64.31.6.231

thanks for your support, my last post was being conservitive, I bet I can dip it faster than .05 seconds. Time is money they say,,,,,,


dip

This response submitted by ej on 3/13/06 at 10:35 AM. ( . ) 216.114.124.121

yea, i've heard your a quick dipper!


no

This response submitted by Mr.T on 3/13/06 at 4:20 PM. ( ) 64.31.6.236

no, thats slow dripper.


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