The Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs: Tanning is a functional art dating to Indian times. In The Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs, author James Churchill recaptures the skills of those days with the most comprehensive set of how-to's available for making soft leather and dressed furs today.
Beginning with a small animal such as a rabbit or squirrel, the step-by-step instructions show and tell you how to:
Peel off the skins
Flesh it to remove every bit of meat and fat
Hang the green hide for drying
Mix the correct tanning solution for soaking
Apply a coating of oil
“Work” the flesh side until soft
Clean the fur with sawdust or cornmeal
Sand the flesh side and rub with oil
Tips and sequential illustrations enhance each project and lay the groundwork for tanning other small furbearers, large furbearers, reptiles, birds, and thin – and thick-skinned domestic animals. Churchill's easy-reference format includes a range of specific animals from alligator to wildcat, including deer, moose, bear, elk, raccoon, fox, beaver, and even mule, bull, fish, and snake.
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CDN$ 25.95 (US$ 25.25)
|Author:||Churchill, James E.|
|Size/Dimensions:||0.75 x 6.25 x 9.25 inches|