Well, I spent the evening attempting to finish splitting and rough fleshing my first "practice" doe cape. Gotta tell ya, you guys/gals make it look easy! After cutting thru several areas, I probably got a little gun shy and didn't get it clean enough in other areas. Knowing this, I opted to mix my Krowtann and plan on soaking it for a few days and removing it for another once over before letting soak another day or so. Is this a bad idea? I figured I just needed to jump in, get dirty and experience the affects of the tan and learn/go from there... My 13 yr old daughter chuckled at me when I told her "I wasn't sure if I was trying to learn taxidermy or how to be a butcher". (no offense to butchers, they are skilled masters of the meat!) Maybe I should have said "hacker"!