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pelt tanning time #6418663
01/05/19 02:32 AM
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I have been trying to tan a few beaver furs this year this is the first time ive tried this and I used the orange bottle I thought I followed the directions the best I could I have been stretching on them for a week but they dont seem to be drying out and turning leathery looking we have had a lot of rain and its been pretty cool and my trap shed not heated would that have anything to do with it thanks for the help.

Re: pelt tanning time [Re: TD King] #6418710
01/05/19 03:15 AM
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Could be-is the hair still set good?
A few pics might help.

Re: pelt tanning time [Re: TD King] #6419151
01/05/19 06:44 PM
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High humidity and cool temps slow it down for sure. Beaver are about the hardest first thing to tan I can think of. I made the same mistake. I also made the mistake of using the orange bottle. If you thin the hide it will dry a little faster. You can also use a fan.

Re: pelt tanning time [Re: TD King] #6419974
01/06/19 03:09 PM
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agree with bfisch. high humidity! beavers are very hard to tan and get soft. put a couple fans on them and it will help.

Re: pelt tanning time [Re: trapper20] #6419989
01/06/19 03:29 PM
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thanks for the help the furs still looks great they just dont seem to be drying out I will give the fans a try. just my luck I would pick one of the hardest animals to tan for my first time lol

Re: pelt tanning time [Re: TD King] #6420581
01/07/19 02:22 AM
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I would also bet there is still a bunch of fat in the hide that isn't helping either.

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