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Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:32 am
by AftonAngler
Peetso

Get some denatured alcohol or methanol

Soak the entire thing in a vat of either for a week.

It'll set the hair in the skin and will degrease and cure the hide. Then you'll have to break and soften it yourself but I believe you will get the results you're after

:cool

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:20 am
by peetso
Methanol you say . . . just so happens the workplace has a 43350.6 gallon tank of the stuff.

thanks Brad :cool

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:55 am
by SLSS
peetso wrote:Methanol you say . . . just so happens the meth lab has a 43350.6 gallon tank of the stuff.

thanks Brad :cool
Wondered what you did up there in the Great White North….

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:11 am
by peetso
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Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:56 am
by T.J. Brayshaw
I tanned the first muskrat I ever caught, which was probably in about 1985, and I still have the hide (and occasionally use the fur for nimps). I used a basic Tandy kit and it worked pretty well. The fur is soft and supple. The hide isn't as soft as Heero's hands, but I think it would work for zonker strips.

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:19 pm
by jerms
My ancestors would chew a hide to soften it. Make good with that in an SBS.

:cool

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:54 pm
by fallen513
My great grandma shopped at Goodwill and always coveted the long trench coats with fox or mink collars.

As utes we would practice our burglary skills by breaking into her house (she was also my neighbor) and stealing gold coins from a shoebox beneath her bed, adjacent to the boxes of various designer aerosol fragrances and shitty plastic tupperware from Reader's Digest.


If I only knew then what I know now. You'd envy my mink.

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:46 pm
by peetso
jerms wrote:My ancestors would chew a hide to soften it. Make good with that in an SBS.

:cool
Absolutely fella. Will do.

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:13 am
by steelhound
Did this ever turn out? I wanna see some flies.

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:32 am
by MTgrayling
Good bump. I'm interested as well.

FyI snakes: scrape and salt the skin until dry, a few days. Then soak in 50/50 glycerin and alcohol for a few days. This makes a nice soft snake.

Re: Help - DIY Hide Tanning (payment included)

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:44 am
by peetso
MTgrayling wrote:Good bump. I'm interested as well.

FyI snakes: scrape and salt the skin until dry, a few days. Then soak in 50/50 glycerin and alcohol for a few days. This makes a nice soft snake.
I'm interested as well.

Life has gotten in the way of a lot of things since then, (mostly the fun things) I've still got the skin and still plan on doing this.

I'll keep you boys updated when I get around to it this winter.