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tanning a boar with krowtann

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by exciter, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. exciter

    exciter New Member

    I was just checking to see has anyone had any experience with tanning a boar cape with krowtann and if so how did it work out? Any input at all would be great.

  2. oldterryr

    oldterryr Terry's in Heaven with no worries at all.

    never done a boar - but i have done coyote, fox, badger, coon, mt lion, buffalo and marten - should work for a boar

  3. Joe, I tanned and mounted a lifesize javelina this summer and it turned out great. Also did a javelina shoulder mount with Krowtann.
  4. Jims Wildlife Studio

    Jims Wildlife Studio Full Time PA Taxidermist

    Joe, I never tried tanning a boar, I send all out and have done commercially. But I have done a few thing's with krowtann and turned out just fine. Good Luck, Jim
  5. Have tanned one boar and three javelina's with krowtan and they worked out just fine, will use it again on next one to come in.
  6. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    I've tanned a boar and a couple of javelinas with it also. No problems here. Just be sure and flesh and degrease it well.
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  7. The flesh and degrease before tan is the key..heavy on the emphasis for degreasing...be sure to fully rinse the hide of degreaser Before placing it inthe krowtann....I just finished an 2 elk butts today for rump mounts (Anyone know of a good size rump form for these?)
    and they were CHOCK FULL of fat...no wonder elk have such big asses...all fat...soaking in Krowtann now as we speak.
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  8. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

    Krowtann works great on boar.
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  9. Dan

    Dan One Year Old Already!

    I tanned a boar this summer with Krowtann. The key is, like others have said, is to degrease properly. When it was done, I trimmed off the excess and left it outside for the remainder of the summer. Rain, heat, and snow and it has not slipped. Surprisingly, the neighborhood cats didn't even bother it.
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  10. damon ksutes

    damon ksutes Guest

    tanned two boar with it..great stuff. Still had quite a bit of fat on them and they still tanned good...
  11. Yeah speaking of fat I just pulled my elk shoulders and rump out of the tan and spun it in the washer after rinsing and washing it off...a small amount of slippage due to a pocket of fat between the skin and hair that i missed in the general fleshing...about a half dolloar size of white hide show through...I'll just flesh it out and glue hair back in or cut around it...no big deal...first slippage incident but not due to Krowtann..
  12. exciter

    exciter New Member

    Thanks to everyone for there response.
    One thing i wanted to note about skinning out my first boar
    What a fatty greasey mess. I dont think i would want to do hogs every day.
    Thanks again for all the info

    Thanks Joe
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  13. Coyotecreek_72

    Coyotecreek_72 New Member

    I was just wondering what to use for degreasing the boar capes and when and how long to degrease them. I have degreased hog capes in the past with mineral spirits but that was after they had sat in a pickle for a day. I was wondering if you degrease the boar after rough fleshing and then put it in the krowtann??
  14. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

    take it to the car wash- PRESSURE.
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  15. Tony Gonzalez

    Tony Gonzalez New Member

    In your boar DVD you shave the cape on the round knife, wash the skin in kemal 4 and batericide, salt the cape then degrease in blood out.

    At this point instead of going into the pickle and eventually into Lutan F, would this be the start of the Krowtann? Followed by a neutralization based on their instructions.

    I have both krowtann 2000 and the whitetail formula. I'd assume with the 2000 you'd want to oil the cape as you did in the video. Is this correct?

    One other question in regards to your process. You used an epoxy based hide paste which krowtann advises against due to a reaction that may occur; did you use the epoxy based for a faster dry time?

    Thanks in advance,
  16. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    One reason you should charge a premium amount when you do one.
  17. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    exciter was last seen: Aug 7, 2010

    I think that hog must have got the best of him... :eek:
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  18. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    I remember my first one well. I actually shaved the shield off with my Dakota 5. It was a job and I had to keep touching up my blade but I got it done. I would shave it off now with a sharp knife. You definitely earn your money with the greasy boogers.
  19. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    I can't believe I answered a post that is 13 years old ! I am going to start using my reading glasses now for sure !!