Tanning Beaver hides???

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Tanning Beaver hides???

Postby Decoy King » Mon May 09, 2011 2:58 pm

I have three Beaver hides that I need to get tanned fairly soon. And I was just wondering the best way you guys have found to do it. I have never tanned hides before so the easiest way will be greatly appreciated. Thanks :beer:
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Re: Tanning Beaver hides???

Postby JustinNH » Tue May 10, 2011 6:37 am

Do you want to do them yourself or not?

Moyles does (from what I have heard) a good job. A lot of trappers use them for thier own furs.

If you want to do it yourself, flesh the hell out of it, pickle it with citric acid and salt water. Apply liquatan, let it soak in, apply a little more and work the hide/stretch it. Better directions are ont he bottle, but thats the idea ofit.
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Re: Tanning Beaver hides???

Postby alanwebfoot » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:55 am

liquid tan works well but don't forget to nuetralize the hide after pickling ,,or the acid will continue to ''work'' on the skin
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Re: Tanning Beaver hides???

Postby JustinNH » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:13 am

Yes, sorry, left that part out.

Also, I think it can even be used without a pickle... but I would recommend doing it with one.
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