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Tanning Methods / Contacts

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Bryan, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Member

    It’s been many years since I’ve tanned capes. The wet tan was terrible but then again so was the shop I worked in.
    Looking into getting back into it. I’ve used only commercial tans for my shop. I like the tans from Wildlife Gallery and Wildlife fur. Looking to do something similar. It would be done on a small scale only a handful of deer and bear a year. Are the tans available from Mckensie etc the same as what those companies use? I would be looking at building a tumbler. So info on building that would be great also. I know costs involved with tools.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Try ez-100 from Dan Reinharts with oil from try-bond.
    It’s a garment tan that is widely used in many commercial and home tanneries.
    Tanglewood Taxidermy likes this.