rabbit pelt


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buckman11
February 19, 2014, 07:12 PM
hi,

i was wonderin if i can preserve a rabbit pelt by puttin it in a tub of borax and dryin it out like you do turkey fans. also is there anything special i need to do with the tail.

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buck460XVR
February 20, 2014, 10:12 AM
While it may preserve it, it will not make it soft like tanning.

buckman11
February 20, 2014, 11:03 AM
thats kinda what i thought. but that will be ok cause im just gonna hang it on the wall

birdshot8's
February 21, 2014, 07:07 AM
Scrape your hide clean, place animal's brains in warm water, soak hide in brain tea, remove hide and keep it moving and stretching until completely dry. I have heard every animal has enough brains to cure it's own hide. You can add some oak chips if you would like to darken the leather.

I know there are tanning solutions available, but like the simplicity of the doing things worked out by our ancestors.

paintballdude902
March 6, 2014, 03:04 PM
Scrape your hide clean, place animal's brains in warm water, soak hide in brain tea, remove hide and keep it moving and stretching until completely dry. I have heard every animal has enough brains to cure it's own hide. You can add some oak chips if you would like to darken the leather.


i was told this too but its not true.. i tried to tan a t-rex and only had enough to cover one arm......



i havent used brain tanning yet but i have used the bottles of stuff that cabelas sells and had good luck. the hardest part was softening it after tanning

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