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Tan Your Hide!: Home Tanning Leathers & Furs

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Fur hats and mittens. Leather vests. Belts. Knife sheaths. Wallets. These are just a few of the things that you can make by home tanning and hand-working your own furs and leathers.

In Tan Your Hide!, Phyllis Hobson explains just what you need to tan your own leather and fur, and all the steps involved in doing it right. The end result is a handsome and durable homemade article that will last for many years.

The cost? Very little — mainly your own labor and a few simple tools. And once you have tanned your furs and leathers, Steve Edwards explains how to make basic leather and fur products, with patterns that you can follow for certain success.

The authors tell:

* what tools and chemicals you'll need

* how to select the hide

* the steps for tanning leather and fur

* how to test for tanning

* old-time Indian tanning methods

* how to make your own dyes

* what qualities of leather to look for

* which tools you need for leatherworking

* basic leatherworking techniques

* where to find tools and supplies

About the Author

Phyllis Hobson is the author of several Storey Books and Garden Way Publishing titles including Satisfying Soups, Making & Using Dried Foods, Raising a Calf for Beef, and Tan Your Hide! She lives in Zapata, Texas.

Table of Contents

Part I - Home Tanning Leathers and Furs

Home Tanning: Pro and Con

Tanning Fur

Tanning Leather

Treatment for Leathers and Furs

Two Very Old Tanning Recipes

Sources for Chemicals, Materials and Tools

Part II - Working with Leather

Leather Goods from Home-Tanned Leather

Projects and Patterns

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780882661018
Author:
Hobson, Phyllis
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Charlotte, Vt. :
Subject:
Leatherwork
Subject:
Leathercraft
Subject:
Tanning
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19770131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 0.38 in 0.56 lb

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