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Best tan for rug/wall hanging?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by cbump123, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. cbump123

    cbump123 New Member

    Just need some suggestions on the best tan for a rug or wall hanging hide.
    I want it to be soft and pliable. Any suggestions would be great.
  2. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    Use the Krowtan product as per directions. :)

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    All tans, even Krowtann, will dry stiff, you need to break the leather to make it soft.
  4. Sikk

    Sikk Member

    I use Lutan F with several applications of Liqua soft tanning oil( sweat in fridge) to soften to desire, let dry and sand with an orbital sander to break, then rug as usual, paul
  5. send it to the tanner
  6. Joey Arender

    Joey Arender big mouth alert

    best and easiest as long as its a quality tannery. There are three that I trust.
  7. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

    You will never believe the number of hours you will put into that, until you try.
    I have one...a beautiful prime doe skin, tanned and broken and "suede finished".
    I will sell it for one thousand dollars. ;)

    I've heard the best tan for pliable skins is Lutan, BTW.
  8. HammerRhed

    HammerRhed New Member

    Yost is good at tanning for wall hangings or rugs
  9. I also use Yost, A little more then some tanners but they do a great job
  10. scpol

    scpol Wholesale Bird Taxidermy....Fan of Mike & Harry

    Krowtann blows for wall hangers. All mine are going to Yost this year.
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man New Member

    Ive used Krowtan before and then broke the hide with a belt sander.. If you put the work into it, It will turn out soft.

    DILLWEED www.burkholderswildlifestudio.com

    all my rugs and wallhangers get dry tanned at the tannery . BTW , I use Keystone Fur Dressing
  13. cbump123

    cbump123 New Member

    Thank you all. It is appreciated.
  14. kevin scott

    kevin scott New Member

    I have hanger and rugs that were done using krowtan and McKenzie tan . Both turned out great but it is alot of work breaking them . Next one goes to a tannery.
  15. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Yost did some for me, sure beats breaking them your self.
  16. msc

    msc New Member

    In my opinion I believe every one should do one themselves
    Its great experince breaking on a stacking beam
    and will defiantly make you appreciate a good tannery for wallhangers
    I made the mistake of doing two at the same time when I first started playing with taxidermy
    And I agree on $1000 each for a starting price
  17. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

    Haha! That was one of my very first, and very most valuable lessons I've learned so far in taxidermy.
    Mounting deer heads seemed easy afterward. I thought "Man, that's great! I mount it and let it dry.
    No need for breaking!!!"