Beaver Hat!

Submitted by Ken Gruber on 11/23/99. ( )

How do you take a freshly shot bever carcus and tan it to make it in to a hat? I want the fur, head, legs, and of course the tail left on.
I have never tanned anything before so is there anything on the net that gives instructions to beginners? Thank you for any help you can provide.

Ken Gruber

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Beaver Hat

This response submitted by Gary Kies, K & K Tannery on 11/24/99. ( )

Skin, flesh and salt (preparation for tanning)or take it to a reputable taxidermist for prep work. Then send to tannery. For this type of application you need a good tanning job.

Send to a tannery

This response submitted by Steve A. on 11/24/99. ( )

A beaver is not and easy project to tan. They are quite
thick along the back and need to be thinned considerably
by someone experienced in shaving. I've made a few beaver
hats and mittens. Lutan-F seems to wash out over time if
you get them very wet. I'd let a professional handle your
beaver tanning and then you can make your hat the way you
want it.

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