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Tanning deer hides
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Rachel    Posted 11-19-2002 at 17:52:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Evening to ya'll! Mark got 2 does this last week and he can't remember the recipe for tanning the hides. I would appreciate any help. (By the way, my mom had her mastectomy and is doing fine. I am going home to Missoura Dec. 1st by train. Thanks for all the prayers and good vibes sent her way.) Rachel


n8tvdude    Posted 10-21-2003 at 11:28:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
here is some info on the web on using various chemicals and techniques. best of all it is free. www.cache.nmsu.edu/pubs_i/i-103.pdf


screaminghollow    Posted 11-20-2002 at 19:00:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
an acquaintance of mine used to tan his deer hides with eggs and a little flour. He'd flesh em' good and let em dry. Then he'd rub the dried hides with eggs. keep rubbing with eggs and a little flour til the hide won't soak up anymore egg. then he hung em up in the rafters of his garage for a few months. His wife said it was good he did this in the winter cause the smell would kill ya in the summer. After they aired for a month or two they were ready to use. I never tried it but his hides were fairly soft.


Rachel    Posted 11-20-2002 at 15:54:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And for the info. Looked on the net. All I found was how to brain-tan them. Mostly every site wanted to sell something, as usual. Thanks, Rachel


Hogman*****wonderful news for Your Mom and welcome home    Posted 11-19-2002 at 22:44:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd try tha inner'tube there must be a site'er two that'ud have more info'un You'd like ta noe.


Maggie/TX    Posted 11-19-2002 at 22:20:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good news on your Mom, Rachel! As for the tanning, I don't know but believe I would look for a Foxfire book to get the recipe for it.


Bentcrank    Posted 11-19-2002 at 19:09:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
well, good news on yer ma. nice to read it too.

them hides need to be fleshed good fore anything else. Some folks dust them with borax a time or two. i've used an old clothes dryer with corn cobs mixed up with the hide. no heat - lotz of tumblin. it can be a chore after they git too dry.

mostly now a days I throw them hides off with the rest that aint fit to eat. tanning them is a lot of workk.

ye can stretch em out on a willow frame too. jest git all the flesh off of them or they rot.


Tammy E TX    Posted 11-19-2002 at 18:31:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear that your mom is doing good and you are able to head back home! As for as Mark and those Deer...GOOD JOB!!
Thanks for the update..
DJ & Tammy


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