Deer hide tanning question!

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by ladyrua, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. ladyrua

    ladyrua Well-Known Member

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    My darling DH sweet-talked a local orchard owner into letting him bow hunt on his land....and then he *really* took me seriously when I said I'd like to tan all the hides. Now I'm sort of stuck. I really want to brain-tan the next couple that he brings in, but I've got two in turpentine/wood alcohol mixture (one of many methods I understand). But I can't find "neats foot oil" in any hardware store and I've got to move to that stage soon!! (like tomorrow!).

    So here's my question - is there any other kind of oil or treatment I can use on those hides at this point? I did them hair-on, and they're looking really nice so far! Or, if I really do have to use the neats stuff, can I preserve them at this stage till I can locate it?

    Sorry to sound like a dummy, I'm an eager learner and I don't want these hides to go to waste!!

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Its Neatsfoot/Harness Oil.I get it at our Farm Supply.

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  3. Stephen in SOKY

    Stephen in SOKY Well-Known Member

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    TSC has it if there's one close. If not, yellow pages for work boots or saddle shops.
     
  4. You could also check with a taxidermy supply company. They carry it also.
     
  5. huntress4203

    huntress4203 alias mullinaxclan

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