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#479681 - 11/04/07 11:09 AM Tanning Hides
cdtac2
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As Hubby got a deer the other day, and as I've been thinkin' about it anyways................Can anyone give some good information on tannin' hides?

I would love to get into doin' that. Gives me a "role" in the whole process. Plus, it just seems like a great thing to do!
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#480450 - 11/05/07 02:05 AM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: cdtac2]
Trapper John
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I did a deer hide a few years ago and it turned out ok. I'm a major amateur at it so I just bought a kit from Van Dyke's taxidermy. I believe it was the Curatan kit. It came with everything you need and instructions. The hardest part was "breaking" the hide to make it soft after tanning was complete. Eventually I had to break out the power sander to get it done. Google Van Dyke's taxidermy and take a look around. They have all kinds of stuff.
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#481492 - 11/05/07 07:20 PM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: Trapper John]
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i bought a kit from cabelas. it has enough stuff in it to do 2 hides. i did 1 so far and it came out ok. i did learn not to do one in winter unless u do it in a heated room or it will never dry.
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#482293 - 11/06/07 10:23 AM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: LA man]
cdtac2
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Thanks for the info! I got a book on Brain tanning. Thought I might try that out too. Doesn't really seem hard, but I haven't started yet either! HA
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#493140 - 11/14/07 10:28 AM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: cdtac2]
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http://mdc.mo.gov/hunt/deer/deer_hunting/trophy.htm
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#493620 - 11/14/07 05:18 PM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
http://mdc.mo.gov/hunt/deer/deer_hunting/trophy.htm


Interesting.
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#674273 - 03/23/08 11:32 PM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: Foggy54]
bigbuck136
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i did three bobcat hide a month ago with the van dikes kit turned out great. the best way to breah the hide is a dryer with no heat setting. it dose take a week or two for the last step to dry if its cold out.
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#674390 - 03/24/08 06:50 AM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: LA man]
elauwit
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 Originally Posted By: LA man
i bought a kit from cabelas. it has enough stuff in it to do 2 hides. i did 1 so far and it came out ok. i did learn not to do one in winter unless u do it in a heated room or it will never dry.
amen to that. i've done a couple and the first i did i had in an outside barn. it did take forever to dry. then it was stiff as a board and had to be worked hard to make it soft.
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#687594 - 04/02/08 06:46 PM Re: Tanning Hides [Re: elauwit]
rldel
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Sawdust tumblers sure are nice and take care of that little job. Wonder if there are any successful "homade" tumblers out there.
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