Using Krowtan2000...

Submitted by derek on 3/21/06 at 11:35 AM. ( derek_fishhead@yahoo.com ) 66.14.61.50

I am about to tan a road-killed river otter (first time) and ordered the Krowtann2000 to do it. My question is, can I use this product to get a nice pliable soft pelt or is this product only for mounting hides on forms? What steps should I take...?

Thanks

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You need

This response submitted by Becky P on 3/21/06 at 12:23 PM. ( ) 205.188.116.8

Krow-oil and to break it. BP


breaking it?

This response submitted by derek on 3/21/06 at 1:02 PM. ( ) 66.14.61.50

Breaking it...is that what is meant by working the tanned hide over a post or board until it is dry?


Derek

This response submitted by Becky P on 3/21/06 at 1:17 PM. ( ) 205.188.116.8

yes. There is a lot in the archives on both the krowtann and breaking.


Works great !

This response submitted by Marc A on 3/21/06 at 2:04 PM. ( ) 206.138.130.3

After you tan it with the Krowtann, use the Krow-oil on it. each day as it's drying you stretch and pull on it and it will break for you. It comes with instructions and different methods.


one way of breaking hides / tip

This response submitted by Mr.T on 3/21/06 at 3:39 PM. ( ) 64.31.6.233

derek, here is a way to break hides, and how to make a breaking tool.
go to this address.
http://www.hidetanning.net/HideBreakingTool.html


Thanks

This response submitted by derek on 3/21/06 at 4:55 PM. ( ) 66.14.61.50

Everyone has been very helpful. I ordered some Krow-oil and will plan on breaking the hide with a homemade breaking tool or an axe blade. Much appreciated!


Krowoil

This response submitted by Marc A on 3/22/06 at 8:37 AM. ( ) 206.138.130.2

Derek, if you follow the instructions on the krow-oil, you shouldn't need a breaking tool. Good Luck !


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