I tanned a few buck hides from last season. They were tanned with jrts and have been in freezer. For kicks I clamped them to a sheet of plywood and left them to dry for a day. Fired up the weed eater!! I do landscaping for a living. I slowly went over the flesh side of the skinn with the weed eater on half throttle. NO B.S. !!! HIDE IS SO SOFT!! hIDE WAS TANNED AND IN FREEZER. I took it out and went to town. The edges are a little tough to get to but wow!! Today I oiled them and plan to weed eat them again! unreal how this works. You have to use a very heavy dia. line so it wont cut the hide. the string just slaps the hide. I dont expect yall to but this but it works! When ot dries i re oil and weed eat. so far so good!