?Tanning metod for ostrich?

Submitted by Nacho Oliveros on 7/17/99. ( adesigns@acnet.net )

I have a client he wants to tan for leather the ostrich.I want to lern this metod.

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It can be done - But!

This response submitted by Bruce rittel on 7/17/99. ( rittel@ici.net )

Yes - its possible to tan an ostrich skin yourself, and make leather - but it may be best to send it out to a Tannery instead. They are a peculiar leather. Each feather follicle has a fat sack and it must be broken for quality results. It should also be tanned (EZ-100) and retanned using a Veg Tan like Quebracho to give it durabilty and more strength. After tanning - it is also usually dyed - and that becomes a bit complicated on a home 1 skin basis. Youre better off sending it out.

Try this one!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 7/17/99. ( rittel@ici.net )

If you need a Tannery - try this one. Its been mentioned here before. MID KAN TAN in dodge City, KS. Call Art at (316) 225-4120. good luck.

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