Hide for profit

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by jimmy588, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. jimmy588

    jimmy588 Well-Known Member

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    So I have butchered and processed a New Zealand meat rabbit, I have the hide cured scraped and yolked, now after washing off the yolk after 36 hrs I have the hide supple.
    Fast forward to when I am going to sell it and it's dried out in places and no longer supple after I sat it in a towel in my car for 5 hrs.
    I cured with salt and sprinkled borax on the hide to repel bugs for 2 days and scraped after that to pull loose fat off before shampoo and yolk. Now here I am with a not so supple hide.

    HELP ME?
     
  2. Lookin4GoodLife

    Lookin4GoodLife Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked YouTube? I bet there's a thousand videos on there about tanning hides. Don't know if it'll be helpful at the stage you're at, you might have to start from scratch, but..... :)
     

  3. jimmy588

    jimmy588 Well-Known Member

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    Already have, sorry I just haven't gotten around to remove the post, problem has been solved via guessing
     
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  4. jimmy588

    jimmy588 Well-Known Member

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    It requires physically working the hide over a board with prominent corners