The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working with Pelts, Fur, and Leather

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Here is the complete guide to a skill that may be mysterious to some, written by Monte Burch, an authority who practices many of the ancient traditions of tanning and hiding. Starting at the beginning, Burch introduces the hunter to the tools of a tanner, and even gives complete plans for making many of these implements. Instructions are given for making fleshing beams, stretchers for pelts, fleshing knives, and many others. He also covers tanning formulas and materials, both ...
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Overview

Here is the complete guide to a skill that may be mysterious to some, written by Monte Burch, an authority who practices many of the ancient traditions of tanning and hiding. Starting at the beginning, Burch introduces the hunter to the tools of a tanner, and even gives complete plans for making many of these implements. Instructions are given for making fleshing beams, stretchers for pelts, fleshing knives, and many others. He also covers tanning formulas and materials, both traditional and modern.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585746705
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 267,532
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 Understanding Tanning 1
Chapter 2 Tools and Workplace 17
Chapter 3 Tanning Formulas and Materials 41
Chapter 4 Skinning Small Game, Furbearers and Predators 63
Chapter 5 Skinning Deer, Big Game and Domestic Animals 83
Chapter 6 Preserving and Storing Hides and Pelts 103
Chapter 7 Tanning Small Game and Furbearers 125
Chapter 8 Modern Methods of Tanning Deer and Big Game Hides 149
Chapter 9 Making Buckskin 175
Chapter 10 Tanning Domestic Hides and Skins and Hair-On Robes 193
Chapter 11 Rawhide, Latigo and Sole Leather 207
Chapter 12 Birds 211
Chapter 13 Skinning and Preserving Reptiles 219
Source List 231
Index 233
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