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Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs - James Churchill

Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1998
ISBN: 9780811717199
Number Of Pages: 197

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Here is everything you need to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large furbearers, domestic animals, reptiles, and birds. In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and graduating to larger, more difficult projects, The Complete Book of Tanning also details the tools and equipment necessary for each. Information on making you own tools and tanning solutions is also provided.

Introduction to Tanning: Procedures, Tools, and Materialsp. 1
Tanning Small Animal Skins: Beginning Projects: Squirrel and Raccoonp. 13
Tanning Small Furbearers: Muskrat, Weasel, Skunk, Mink, and Rabbitp. 24
Making Buckskinp. 42
Tanning the Large Furbearers: Fox, Coyote, Otter, Fisher, Beaver, and Raccoonp. 56
Tanning Moose and Elk Hidesp. 75
Tan Your Own Bearskin Rugp. 85
Tanning Thin Domestic Animal Skins: Sheep, Goat, Calf, and Pigp. 100
Tanning Thick Domestic Hides For Rugs, Robes, or Leather: Horse and Cowp. 115
Tanning Reptile, Fish, and Bird Skins: Alligator, Fish, Snake, Frog, Lizard, and Birdp. 129
Making Your Own Tanning Toolsp. 143
Primitive Tanning Methods: History, Traditional Methods, and Projectsp. 160
Using Your Leather: Grades, Tools, and Projects for Leather Workingp. 169
Solutions and Formulasp. 180
Glossaryp. 190
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780811717199
ISBN-10: 0811717194
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 6th April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.44