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hello sir i want to start producing cowhide rugs wide hides of cows from my local community. Please take me through the step by step process of the production line. From machinery to chemicals to be used. . my production will be 500 rugs per month.
Thanks for the speedy reply. I have never tried brain tanning and will do so this season. I think that my wood burning stove that I use in my wall tent will work perfectly for smoking the hides.Follow up questions: I have heard mixed reviews about using iodized salt versus noniodized salt. I can buy iodized salt in bulk pretty easily. Not so easy to find noniodized salt in Dallas. What is your take on the subject? AND, about how much salt will I need to salt one typical sized deer?Thanks
The best way to save the pelt intill you get home is to get all the meat off the hide with a dull knife being careful not to cut the skin. Then apply a think coat of salt to the hide and roll it up. Try to keep as cool as possble. Check the salt every few days. If it looks nasty change the salt out. Im glad your going to use the skin! Honor the animals by useing every scrap!
I never tryed that method but but more then you think you will ever need. Better to have too much then not enough!
I am a deer hunter and we have always thrown away the pelts after skinning. I want to make buckskin out of them instead. How do I need to prepare the pelt at camp until I can get it home (about 5 days)? I don't want to come home with ruined pelts. thanks
I want to start producing cowhide rugs wide hides of cows from my local community. Please take me through the step by step process of the production line. From machinery to chemicals to be used. I.e fleshing machines, drums etc. Im looking at minimum 100rugs per month.
Any method for vegetable tanning?
I'm trying to use this method on a raccoon to later mount as taxidermy. I was going to use the borax and alum solution. How many oz of each product do you think I'll need? I was trying to order the alum off amazon and I wondered how much I should purchase to try.
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I can vouch for the tee shirt and water method. Always worked for me.
I've enjoyed reading all the comments, I have goat skins in the freezer I would like to tan. There are also plenty of varmints around that like to kill my chickens, I'm thinking about learning to trap as well. I have been told that every animal has just enough brains to save it's hide, guess I'll find out.brains to save
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