vovamir wrote:Very impressive. How much work goes into the hide tanning?
I didn't really keep tabs.. I fleshed it by hand. That was probably a couple hrs. Then salted it down for about 4 days. Then pickled it for 72 hours. Then neutralized it for about 45 minutes. Then stripped off the membrane by hand. Washed it good. That was maybe another hour or so. Then let it dry for about 8 hours till it was wet/tacky. Then tanned it. Let it sit folded up for 16 hours. Unfolded it and let it sit flat for 16 hrs. Then started working it as it dried. I did some research on how to do it. It's all online if you dig around. There are a ton of different ways to do it. I just chose what was easiest for me to get supplies.