So I will be able to start tanning my own furs here soon, but I'd just like to make sure I have everything correct and that I'm not missing anything important. I will be mainly tanning foxes, coyotes and bobcats. Making this short and simple, it's 5 am so I don't feel like typing much, tired. I will be using; Rittels Safetee Acid Rittels EZ-Tan Pro Plus Oil Baking Soda Salt PH Test strips Salting: So first off, when I receive my pelts, if they aren't fleshed I will flesh them, split the eyes and nose, and turn the ears and what I split. I then add salt, roll up or leave my pelt to do it's business for however many hours [is 3-6 good?], then unroll it or take it down, shake off any excess salt then re-apply and leave it to dry. Relaxing: Next is relaxing the pelt, however, do I scrape the salt off before putting it in its relaxing bucket? However, I will mix 2 lbs of salt into every 1gallon and leave it be for 6-10 hours. [I think 8 would be best.] After that, do I just put it in it's pickling bucket, or should I ring it out or [let it drain] before hand? Pickling: I will mix 1/2 oz of Safetee acid and 1lb of salt to every ONE gallon of water. Make sure my PH stays around 1 - 2.5 , never higher. Leave it in the pickling solution for 48 hours. Shaving: Coyotes, foxes and bobs usually dont need any skin shaving, but incase the skin is thick I can shave it down a little bit. De-greasing: Yotes, foxes and bobs I've read usually dont need this, but just in case. I can let them sit in 1/2 oz of dish soap for every 1 gallon of water, leave the skins in for 30 minutes Rinse them, and return them to the pickle for another 24 hours. [Though if a bob, yote or fox takes 48 hours, would this be okay after degreasing? Neautralizing: When I'm ready to tan I will remove them from the pickle and let them drain for 30 minutes Create my neautralizing bath baking soda and submerge my skins and stir them for up to 20 minutes, then take them out and rinse them well. Tanning: I'll create my tanning agent using 1 oz of EZ-Tan and 8 oz of salt for every ONE gallon of water, and leave my furs in there for 16-24 hours. Oiling: Using pro plus oil Let my skins drain for 20 minutes, then fairly rub in some oil. I however on one thing read mix it with 1 part oil, 2 parts water. What does 1 part, and 2 parts mean? or just parts in general. Tightly fold it up and leave it for 4-6 hours. Then, to make it a dry tan I will stretch and pull at it till it's dry. Another question, I was thinking of using an old dryer as a ghetto tumbler, but what exactly is a tumbler used for? I heard the saw dust going in cleans and softens the leather side of the pelt, could I also use this to soften/make the skins flexible/floppy? Will this work as they dried and I can just lightly damp them with a spray bottle to stretch them till they dry? [I will not be putting the dryer on with heat, it will be on cool dry, or if I can, just tumble it around for a while] Hope I got this all right, if I have any typos please excuse me, I am bushed and ready to hit the hay! Night all1 Thanks for reading! If you guys have any more tips, I'd love to hear them.