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softening solution for dried raw hides.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ratso, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. ratso

    ratso Member

    I have 40 dried raw hides that I would like to get softened to pickle and tan. I tan my hides mostly from frozen raw hides and have not tried to tan a dried one for several years. I have forgotten the solution I used when I first started tanning as my first ones were dried. I got the information here on softening and hair setting here. If someone would be so kind as to help I would greatly appreciate it.
    Ted Weis
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Everybody has a different opinion on this. I re-hydrate them in a mild saline solution. 1/2 lb of salt per 5 gallons of water.