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Tanning Methods / Contacts

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

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Member

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    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.
     
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