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Yeah, I found someone who has one but I am not sure how common they are to know what to pay for it.
Has anyone ever seen a samson/sampson fox before?
I hate beavers. =) But then again I flesh with a razor. =)
well I have tanned and hides have SHRUNK and then I have tanned and they are ok. I think it depends on how much beer I've had. =)
It depends on how important it is to you. I have retanned hides that I didnt care about and everything worked out. i think that you can retan...
for mounting it is the best thing ever. For flat skins (i.e. rugs, wall hangings etc) it sucks. If for walls or rugs go rittels or lutan-f.
Crazy marriage issues. =( At least I have tanning though. =)
I just did a fisher and it has some CRAZY skin. It seems thin but it is really think. Jusk rehydrate the best you can and then pickle.
rittels ultrasoft or salt in water but I have found that rubbing the skin with 60-80 grit sandpaper helps a lot to "break the seal" and get it...
Come on man.
Go to vandykes and get lutan-F. I have a project where I am tanning all north american fur bearers and it is like a trusted friend.
I use aspen sawdust that you can buy as pet bedding at your local pet mart.
Has nothing to do with taxidermy but I need your help to get the views up. I am still working on my winter project of tanning all north american...
I rehydrate until the skin is soft again which depending on the animal takes different times. I constantly monitor it and aggitate it. Most...
Krowtann. I use lutan because I soft tan but have messed with krowtann and if I ever mount I would use that. Once it comes out it is VERY stretchy.
I am a home tanner and I have used both. I would use krowtann for mounts because it kicks butt and is stretchy but for soft tans I would use...
I'll add this. If you home tan sew BEFORE you tan. I've found that after tanning and breaking it never goes together right.
Re: A little secret about tanning oils
I just did a lynx and didn't oil before I broke it and it came out great. Then I got scared and oiled it...
Bruce, what does a spotty untanned areas look like? I use lutan-F and always wanted to know if my tan really tanned.
I have some pelts that are rehydrating OK except for the ears. They are rock hard still after hours in water + ultrasoft. I...