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Old 11-11-2011, 02:05 PM
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It seems like the more I read on how to tan out hides the more ways there is to do it; how are you guys doing it?
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done right its a nasty filthy job- wait untill you start rubbing the animals brains into the hide--
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It seems like the more I read on how to tan out hides the more ways there is to do it; how are you guys doing it?
that's why I like the two legged "dears"....their skin is already tanned by the sun
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It seems like the more I read on how to tan out hides the more ways there is to do it; how are you guys doing it?
I don't think we drink at the same watering hole.
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nail em on a board and rub some salt.
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Take it to the local taxidermist
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There's a judge in Rockport that'll set you straight on tanning a hide...

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Originally Posted by swampu View Post
nail em on a board and rub some salt.
That's what you do right after skinning the animal; it does not tan the hide; salting only preserves it.
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Garett, I'll have to call my Mom , she could tan ANY hide in the neighbor hood when I was little.

This sounds like a job for GOOGLE .
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Hi Les, I didn't know you were up yet , I'll give you a call right now.
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http://www.thetanneryinc.com/index.php
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My dad used to do it with a belt and sometimes I had the fortune of getting to choose it...should I get the wide one or the skinny one...let me think.
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Borax and a brass wire brush.
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Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
Borax and a brass wire brush.
Someone might correct me here, but if I'm not mistaken borax is used in place of salt. So borax and a brass wire brush is used to clean and dry out the hide, but it does not tan it.
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I bought this years ago. I've tanned everything from Fox to Shark. http://www.amazon.com/Tan-Your-Hide-.../dp/0882661019
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Borax is a laundry detergent and also used for preserving small game hides and birds. What are you trying to tan? Go to www.taxidermy.net it has all to info you can read for months on there.
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These are all tanned using Borax. (other than the buck mounts) Borax "sets" the hair in the hide. I stretch them tight on plywood, scrap off the flesh and fat. Than cover the skin side with borax. Rub it daily with a wire brush and freshen the borax. Repeat until all flesh is gone and let the hide dry out. The final step is to rub in linseed oil. These are 10 yrs or so old and the hair is very tight.

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Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
These are all tanned using Borax. (other than the buck mounts) Borax "sets" the hair in the hide. I stretch them tight on plywood, scrap off the flesh and fat. Than cover the skin side with borax. Rub it daily with a wire brush and freshen the borax. Repeat until all flesh is gone and let the hide dry out. The final step is to rub in linseed oil. These are 10 yrs or so old and the hair is very tight.

Nice looking hides and collection of iron,is that a still i see?
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Originally Posted by Ladder1 View Post
Borax is a laundry detergent and also used for preserving small game hides and birds. What are you trying to tan? Go to www.taxidermy.net it has all to info you can read for months on there.
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Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
These are all tanned using Borax. (other than the buck mounts) Borax "sets" the hair in the hide. I stretch them tight on plywood, scrap off the flesh and fat. Than cover the skin side with borax. Rub it daily with a wire brush and freshen the borax. Repeat until all flesh is gone and let the hide dry out. The final step is to rub in linseed oil. These are 10 yrs or so old and the hair is very tight.

So are all your hides supple hides or hard?
The Linseed Oil, is that boiled linseed oil or al-naturel?
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