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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:33 pm 
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What do I use to tan beaver with? Would like to use it for garnent making.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:05 pm 
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waltherpp wrote:
What do I use to tan beaver with? Would like to use it for garnent making.



Send it away to a commercial tannery. None of the home remedies or sweat lost breaking it will get it as nice as the pro's do. The breaking is the key.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:50 pm 
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gth wrote:
waltherpp wrote:
What do I use to tan beaver with? Would like to use it for garnent making.



Send it away to a commercial tannery. None of the home remedies or sweat lost breaking it will get it as nice as the pro's do. The breaking is the key.


Any recommended tanneries?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:12 pm 
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International Fur Dressers & Dyers 385 Doson Rd. Winnipeg Mn R2J 0SA I don't have the phone number but they are one of the best

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Rittel's makes tanning formulas specifically for lighter furbearers, apparently they use it to teach kids how to tan.
It's called Trapline Tanner or something like that.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Just tanned my first pelt with the orange bottle. Used half a bottle on a small coyote sized pelt.

Leather is white and soft after wadding it up in my hands a bit. I cut a piece of the leather and it is white all the way through. Looks good to me.

I did the salt / pickle / neutralize steps first, then applied the tanning solution per instructions on the bottle.

Now looking for a pattern for a fur hat.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53 pm 
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Trapper Joe wrote:
Just tanned my first pelt with the orange bottle. Used half a bottle on a small coyote sized pelt.

Leather is white and soft after wadding it up in my hands a bit. I cut a piece of the leather and it is white all the way through. Looks good to me.

I did the salt / pickle / neutralize steps first, then applied the tanning solution per instructions on the bottle.

Now looking for a pattern for a fur hat.


How did you break the pelt after tanning?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 am 
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No need to break it - it was soft .


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