For two years I have been trying to figure out what are the best turn around times for various tanneries. I have called several and am usually told that the "normal" turn around time is 3 or 4 months, if it's not busy. Some offer a faster 60 day service. Most state they process the work in the order it comes it. On the forum, I have seen many posts with people complaining about turn around times. What I notice is that for every person who complains about the turn around time of a particular tannery, there is a supporter praising them. It appears to me that either those of us waiting 6-8 months for our stuff (sometimes longer) are doing something wrong in sending our hides, we are picking the wrong tannery, or the tanneries have learned which customers they have to satisfy to stay in business. I have only used a couple of tanneries. I will keep trying until I find out what works for me. I wish someone who is familiar with the different tanneries would start a poll which might gather the information in one place of the actual turn around times for various tanneries. This way we could see that the average real turn around time for So and So tannnery is X days. I would likely leave out some of the major tanneries if I tried to start the poll. Since perception matters, ie one person thinks 4-5 months is a great turn around time, and another thinks 3 months is too long, actual number of days is what would be helpful.