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Tumbler drop for breaking hides???

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Western Rivers, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Western Rivers

    Western Rivers Wolves are Idaho's #1 Poacher!

    What is the mimimum drop needed to acheive a good soft hide, if i rember its 8 foot or so but i cant find it in the archives?
     
  2. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    Build a Sawdust Tumbler at least 6' High X 4' Wide - or bigger! You need the 6' drop to have the skins soften, and the width to keep the skins open and prevent folding them inward. Use 2 Bags of Sawdust (50# each). The load of skins or capes you put in the Drum, the sawdust, and the 6' drop, all contribute to softening the skins. A 6' Drum is usually run at about 16 rpm.
     
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  3. Western Rivers

    Western Rivers Wolves are Idaho's #1 Poacher!

    Thanks Bruce! How come i cant find your saftee acid and other products in the supply catalogs anymore?
     
  4. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    Hi Lee! Call Dan Rinehart's TASCO (866) 296-2782 (Toll Free) and request a Catalog! They now carry my products. I sold them to TASCO in 2007. Or - you can check the Home Page here and they are in the "Supplier" section. It will list the various products.
     
  5. Rich bell

    Rich bell New Member

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    Is there anyone that can tell me where I can find plans for a 6 or 8 foot tumble

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  6. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    How long are skins tumbled in a 6-8 foot tumbler?
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Same length as any other.
     
  8. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    Usually the "Final Tumble" is normally 2 hours - then the skins or capes are Caged after tumbling to remove the sawdust to the Load! Usually about 45-50 minutes. Or more if needed. It will depend a lot on the fur, hair or wool involved!l
     
  9. TIMBUCK

    TIMBUCK Active Member

    Bruce I still need to order your tumbler plans.. Question: Do your plans call for a 220volt motor or a 120 volt motor?
     
  10. Rich bell

    Rich bell New Member

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    How can I get the plans for a tumbler I'll pay
     
  11. Steve Cecil

    Steve Cecil New Member

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    Hello rich,
    Did you get plans for a tumbler yet? I not I can draw you up a set of plans.
     
  12. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    Go for the 220 Volt Motor. Keep the cost down a bit.