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Salting A Hide

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by steewrestler, May 11, 2019.

  1. steewrestler

    steewrestler Member

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    I'm in need of some advice So in order to send out a hide I am drying the hide but I cant seem to get it to dry I have been resalting it every day and have a fan on it but it continues to drip. I removed all the read meat as I would any other hide but I just cant get it to dry out. Any advice on what to do at this point? Or do I actually need to get it completely dry to send it to a tannery?
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Stop adding salt. Salt for a day or two and then shake off the salt and let it dry. Salting it more than a day or two will just continue to draw moisture from the air and keep the hide wet.

    I rub a good coat into the hide one day one, lightly coat it with salt day two, shake off all the salt and hang in front of a fan until it starts drying and then I loosely fold it right before the point of being to hard to fold. The fold is loose enough that air can circulate through it.
     
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  3. steewrestler

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  4. steewrestler

    steewrestler Member

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    Ah that's where im messing up thank you that makes sense I sure appreciate it I was going crazy