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Stretching (for Flat Skin/s and Preparation of Skin/s for Taxidermy)
You need to stretch a hide before oiling and during the oiling process - this is so the pelt absorbs the oil whilst it is drying.
Working the pelt by stretching ensures that the fibres don't shrink and become hard woven.
Breaking (Only for Flat Skin/s)
Breaking can only be started when the hide is 90 - 95% dry. The leather will naturally dry out while you are working with it. You’ll know it’s getting dry, because it will start to crack. It is the end of the tanning process. Breaking can be done until the tanner is happy with the result. The more work put into the breaking process the softer the result. We recommend that breaking be done width and then by length as this will achieve a natural line. A successful skin is quite soft and pliable when completely dry.
The beginner should be well aware that it is often difficult to achieve professional quality in the first few attempts especially with heavy hides such as those from mature cows and big game.
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TIP: The perfect dried pelt will look blueish or silver in colour. If the pelt is white, then it's too wet and if the pelt looks brownish in colour then it's too dry.Cheers!
The instructions will guide you through, step-by-step, the whole tanning process. Details include: preparation and salting, how to prepare your tanning bath, fleshing, softening and breaking.
The tanning agents in the kits are fur garment quality tanning agents. It is a white tan and will not stain your pelt or hair/fur unlike some of the tanning kits that are on the market.
The products used in our tanning kits have been used by one of Australia's top professional tanners for over 35 years.
The Small Kits (25 Litre) will tan approximately: 1-2 Fallow Deer Skin/s or 2-3 Goat Capes or 4-6 Fox Skins.
The Large Kits (55 Litre) will tan approximately: 1 Sambar Deer Skin or 4-5 Fallow Deer Skins.
If you have any questions regarding our Kits, don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
Pizzari's Home Tanning Kits
The most comprehensive, easy to follow, DIY Home Tanning Kit for Hunters and Taxidermists.
We also sell quality fleshing knives - The one piece blade design is tough and can be sharpened to your liking. The handle will not break off. Good beginner knives.
Visit us at: http://www.pizzari.com.au/ for any oders or questions.
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