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Would this method work?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by xeon, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. xeon

    xeon New Member

    Yes that is with the hair on. I have used it for deer, bear, coyotes, fox, coon, mink and beaver with good results the solution calls for one gallon of soft water, one ounce commercial strength sufuric acid, and one quart fine salt (water softener salt). Soak hide in solution for about 3 days. Remove hide wring dry, and soak overnight in a pail of water to which a half cup of sal soda (baking soda)to neutralize any remaining acid. Rub,pull and stretch hide until dry, if it drys hard, dampen and rub and work again. Repeat until hide stays soft. You can treat finished hide with neatsfoot oil. Larger hides may need to be soaked a bit longer. Make enough solution to soak entire hide and make sure hide is loose and not rolled tight when soaking, stir it at times. Work hide over the end of a round object as a baseball bat clamped tight. Do not inhale yellow fumes when adding acid into water. If you let hide soak too long the hair will come off. Wash the hide in soap and water to get all blood and dirt out before starting. Scrap all meat and fat off hide before soak.
  2. oldshaver

    oldshaver Guest

    I cant see these skins being around too long. Much better methods, that arent so hard on the leather.

  3. MargaretAnderson

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    respond this post

    I think this topic was discussed loads of time before at this forum
  4. Holy OLD Topic Resurected! Not even a good one either.... 2006.....
  5. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    Wow, thats incredible. How do you do something like that??
  6. bushmen

    bushmen New Member

    ??? ??? ???I whant see tha rezalt from that tanning ??? ??? ???
  7. Rhino

    Rhino Too many irons in the fire will put the fire out!

    Re: Looking for a way to get those bear tanning inst off the front page?

    Margaret, if its been discussed loads of times, why did you bring it back to life from 2006?