Home Tanning without the use of salting.

Submitted by Jeff on 7/17/06 at 1:15 PM. ( )

I was talking to my tanner recently about tanning and the best ways to do it. I asked him about salting and mentioned that he must use alot of salt when hes running a tannery. He told me that he doesnt "salt" and dry hides, and that most tanneries dont either, instead they just pickle and he said he adds a few things to the pickle to help the hair set. However he did not want to share with me what he used (to protect his secrets I assume) so... does anyone put hides into pickle and not salt? if tanneries dont "need" to salt then this would save us as taxidermists alot of time.

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This response submitted by Craig on 7/17/06 at 1:52 PM. ( )

Have I salted in over 20 years of tanning my capes or lifesize furs. Now if you are going to ship them out that is a diffrent matter.

What do you do?

This response submitted by Jeff on 7/17/06 at 6:14 PM. ( )

What are the steps you use for tanning without salt?

Pickel &

This response submitted by Craig on 7/17/06 at 7:50 PM. ( )


All tanning as we know it-(not brain tanning)

This response submitted by oldshaver on 7/17/06 at 8:24 PM. ( )

has heavy concentrations of salt in the pickle, and less in the tan. Your by-passing dry salting, for another method used by people with either alot of freezer space, or very few skins to tan. Salt is too cheap to risk skin loss for convenience.

use krowtann

This response submitted by poster boy on 7/19/06 at 12:33 AM. ( )

i have never salted anything in years since kt came out

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