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I totally agree regarding the problem of drying skins in the sun especially on a concrete floor as well. The skin gets baked from both ends and...
Hallo Old Shaver.
Thank you for your detailed explanation. It seems to me that there is not much of a difference between a shaving and turner...
Could you please explain the workings of a turner machine appose to a shaving machine?
Good day to all.
I have a question regarding the stretching/togling of Zebra head.
I have tried some various methods in flattening the head of...
Giraffe by far!
Cant say but you need to ad the formalin as it helps with holding the hair, but do not put too much as it will pre-tan the skin and then you are...
Zebra has a cartilage that needs to be removed before you get to the leather part of the skin.
1.) Re-soak with .1% formalin calculated on volume of water.
2.) Pickle normally with .1% formalin as above.
3.) Chrome Tann as you would do a...
I have tried to attach the document but the size is too large.
Anybody interested send me a mail and I will send you a copy. It has some...
I have papers regarding tests done in New Zealand in the early 50's regarding Borax in the tanning industry. Does any one still use Borax in their...
Now, there are always some criteria ;) that one needs to qualify for.
When do you consider some one a comerial tanner?
Secondly regarding the...
Tank you Russ.
Luckily I have a good supply of the skins, thus I can play around with it.
I'm in! ::)
yep and no body uses chrome in their tanning process either according to this board!
I have tanned for five years now and I have gone commercial last year. I have done about 2000 skins last year and more people are sending there...
Have anybody have experience in Hippo and bush pig tanning.
I have to do a leather tan in both.
I am marking this thread.
How much chrome do you put into your tan?
This is for use in an auto tumbler not static.
Do you calculate the percentage of chrome on the weight...
I would like to know regarding the percentage of chrome and aluminium sulphate does one calculate on the weight of the skin?
Metal is probably not...
Thank you for the reply.
I have a RIZZI shaving machine. But still can not get the skins down to 2/3 mm. I get stuck on 4/5 mm.