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Auto Tanner Tumbling Drum System

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by HunterArchery, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Hi, wanted to get everybody's thoughts on one if the $800 Auto Tanner Tumbling Drum
    Systems for doing your own in – shop tanning of capes without needing to send them out to a commercial Tannery. What is everyone's thoughts on them?
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    My thoughts, from research, not experience is that as far as tumbling to achieve agitation is beneficial and speeds up penetration of the pickle and then the tannage. As far as pressurization goes, the consensus has been that it provides no benefit at all.
    I always tanned my capes in plastic stock tanks and agitated them many times during the process. Since the capes always turned out exceeding my expectations, I saw no justification in purchasing one for the sake of faster tanning, however, I do believe the ones who use them that say they do have good benefits due to agitation.