1. Welcome to Taxidermy.net, Guest!
    We have put together a brief tutorial to help you with the site, click here to access it.

My first tanned coyote, tell me what you think?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by KyBobcat, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/?action=view&amp;current=coyotefur3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/coyotefur3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/?action=view&amp;current=coyotefur2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/coyotefur2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/?action=view&amp;current=coyotefur1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/coyotefur1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/?action=view&amp;current=coyotefur.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/bigwhitee/coyotefur.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
     
  2. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

  3. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    [​IMG]


    sorry i couldnt figure out
     
  4. Looks good to me hope mine turn out that good. Im doing my first right now also.
     
  5. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    What i did after it dried. and sue to the fact that i don't have a shaver or anything that wont take 12 hrs, I took sand paper to it. Worked great at post shaving. I'm pumped!
     
  6. bluetaxi69

    bluetaxi69 New Member

    147
    0
    they will look much better when you clean the fur.
     
  7. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    How should i clean the fur?
     
  8. bluetaxi69

    bluetaxi69 New Member

    147
    0
    drumming with sawdust, or try corn meal directly then shake out , repeat if necessary. Use a fur comb/brush to get the fluff back
     
  9. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    Does this dry up the oil or the moisture in the hide?
     
  10. bluetaxi69

    bluetaxi69 New Member

    147
    0
    No. Your main objective is to clean the hair. The oil in the hide has done its job of coating the fibers. Now the job in cleaning the hair. Apply the corn meal directly into the fur and work it down too the roots by hand, same with the sawdust(moisten with a little bit of odorless paint thinner) they take up that greasy look and leaves the hair shinning and clean and soft to the touch. Be sure to blow out the dust. It is one thing to tan the hide, but the fur
    needs to be restored after all the work in the tanning procedure.
     
  11. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    Ok thanks for the info. Ill do that this afternoon and ill put up mre pictures.
     
  12. checkerfred

    checkerfred New Member

    2
    0
    I have never tanned a hide before but I have a coyote fur that I want to tan. I skinned it out with the face, ears, nose etc. When tanning, what do you do with the ear, lips, and nose areas? Anything special?
     
  13. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    What i did was cut the cartilage out of the nose and ears. then split the lips so they don't shrivel up. I used lutan f tanning agent. It was really easy. I didn't shave the hide much, i took a palm sander with 100 grit sandpaper on my fleshing beam. hope this helps.
     
  14. checkerfred

    checkerfred New Member

    2
    0
    Thanks! That does help! That's what I was thinking had to be done but wasn't sure if I had to do something special on the lips/nose

    Thanks again! Can't wait to tan mine now
     
  15. Das-Mimi

    Das-Mimi It's hard to live in CA and like Taxidermy...

    That red coyote is absolutely STUNNING!! D: Tanned yourself you say?? You're very inspiring!! :3 Although I don't think I'll trust myself with tanning my own hides until I practice on a few foxes or squirrels.....
     
  16. Katie H

    Katie H New Member

    Great Job! I've tanned 2 coyotes so far. One thing that I really like to use instead of sand paper is pumice stone, it's a solid block and doesn't wear down very fast.
     
  17. KyBobcat

    KyBobcat New Member

    63
    0
    Really! Where do you find those at?
     
  18. Katie H

    Katie H New Member

    They are generally used for the removal of calluses on the bottoms of feet, or scouring sinks, tubs, ext... You can buy them at Wal-mart in the cleaning section, or some hardware store (Ace). You can buy them with different density too. The one that I have is a more porous type that works great with tougher leather like deer hide, but I have also used it on thinner skins too. The pumice that is bought for pedicure purposes is usually a finer grit which might work better for thin skins (I have never used that type though). You'll just have to experiment to see what you like best. ;)
     
  19. how about cleaning the fur side?
     
  20. Good Work!! Hope this information Provide Great help to everyone.