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Degreasing and "redoing" an tanned hide

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by russch, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. russch

    russch New Member

    Hey all, 20 years ago I used to tan a bit. At that time I did a greasy animal (Badger) and never degreased it. The hide came out OK with respect to the tan, but it never did loose the greasy feel. After so many years I see where I made the mistake. I originally tanned this with Alum.

    Can I either degrease, oil and rebreak the hide now or can I start from square one and retan? Also, with a lot of grease in the hair, can it be tumbled out or is there a limit. As Badgers are illegal to kill where I now live, I would like to get this corrected.