Tan Your Hide!: Home Tanning Leathers and Furs

Overview

Fur hats and mittens. Leather vests. Belts. Knife sheaths. Wallets. These are just a few of the things that you can make by home tanning and hand-working your own furs and leathers.

In Tan Your Hide!, Phyllis Hobson explains just what you need to tan your own leather and fur, and all the steps involved in doing it right. The end result is a handsome and durable homemade article that will last for many years.

The cost? Very little — mainly your ...

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Overview

Fur hats and mittens. Leather vests. Belts. Knife sheaths. Wallets. These are just a few of the things that you can make by home tanning and hand-working your own furs and leathers.

In Tan Your Hide!, Phyllis Hobson explains just what you need to tan your own leather and fur, and all the steps involved in doing it right. The end result is a handsome and durable homemade article that will last for many years.

The cost? Very little — mainly your own labor and a few simple tools. And once you have tanned your furs and leathers, Steve Edwards explains how to make basic leather and fur products, with patterns that you can follow for certain success.

The authors tell:

• what tools and chemicals you'll need

• how to select the hide

• the steps for tanning leather and fur

• how to test for tanning

• old-time Indian tanning methods

• how to make your own dyes

• what qualities of leather to look for

• which tools you need for leatherworking

• basic leatherworking techniques

• where to find tools and supplies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882661018
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/1977
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 177,970
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Hobson is the author of Making and Using Dried Foods, Raising a Calf for Beef, and Tan your Hide!

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Table of Contents

Part I - Home Tanning Leathers & Furs

Home Tanning: Pro & Con

Tanning Fur

Tanning Leather

Treatment for Leathers and Furs

Two Very Old Tanning Recipes

Sources for Chemicals, Materials & Tools

Part II - Working with Leather

Leather Goods from Home-Tanned Leather

Projects and Patterns

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    Lacks the detail you need

    Hobson just covers things too superficially for the novice to be successful. Tanning is pretty simple, but you need enough direction to really do it right. This book just doesn't have it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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