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Curing Small Animal Pelts, Squirrels Rabbits etc..

Step 5: Cure the pelt

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Get a pickle jar and some denatured alcohol. The alcohol preserves the skin and locks in the fur. Mix it 50/50 with water and soak the pelt in it for a day.



 
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does it make the pelt flexible and soft or does it make it hard and unflexible? and does it remove the hair?
jamesbondd3 years ago
hey there, i was just wondering: my rabbit skins always seem to get really dry and brittle, and they tear quite easily.... do you think putting the dry fur into the alcohol, then putting neats foot oil on it will help, or should i change my curing process?
cemetz (author)  jamesbondd3 years ago
Is your current curing process this Instructable or a different process?