Here goes..... I used the pw'er and turbo nozzle to flesh this badger.. then I dropped it in some aluminum sulfate and water for a couple of days.. then I washed it in some warm soapy dishwashing soap then am blowdrying it with my shop vac.. It's still damp and hasn't been oiled.. I want to buy a new 8" wire wheel for the bench grinder and see if I can thin it SOME.. can certainly tell with the alum that a skin like this should be shaven.. I just don't have spare change for a Dakota V of my own.. nor know how to use one of those.. Well ok.. so it's the tighter than the bark on a tree method of tanning BUT.. since I like very much to wash the alum and salt out .. and then well I planned on oiling and proceeding on to smoke the skin as a method of tanning.. what say all you guys?? Looks good to me.. feels good.. might still attract moisture with some salt still in the skin?? .. kinda sounds like it might work.. sorry I know alum tawing gibberish seems to get you all for the majority upset, .. it IS pretty inexpensive.. and well it seems to give me better results than working so hard to braintan furs..I've been there and while it works it is also too damned difficult. So go ahead but I would prefer that you all at least try to be somewhat civil, please.. I do put in plenty of effort.. not planting on mounting any skins just hanging some of these rascals.. or perhaps a drapey hat??