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First couple batches done... #7122471
01/05/21 10:36 PM
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Newark, Ohio 80 years
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Well, my first couple of batches are finally completed... 9 coon, 2 mink, 14 muskrats, and 1 Red fox...


Red Fox I trapped 2 years ago, have had in in the freezer...

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Final 2 coon...

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This bunch of rats, minus one, Is from last year, from the freezer. Two of these rats were throw aways if you were going to sell them. One rat was partially destroyed by a mink and one of them was destroyed by a coon. When tanning there are parts of the pelt that may be used for some project... so why throw them away.

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Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122472
01/05/21 10:37 PM
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Very nice. Eric

Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122474
01/05/21 10:38 PM
01/05/21 10:38 PM
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Nice !


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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122475
01/05/21 10:39 PM
01/05/21 10:39 PM
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West Central MN
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Nice job Garry! I agree with you on not throwing something away that you can find a use for. What method did you use to tan them?


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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122478
01/05/21 10:40 PM
01/05/21 10:40 PM
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Looks good!

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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122531
01/05/21 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Actor
Well, my first couple of batches are finally completed... 9 coon, 2 mink, 14 muskrats, and 1 Red fox...


Red Fox I trapped 2 years ago, have had in in the freezer...

[Linked Image]


Final 2 coon...

[Linked Image]


This bunch of rats, minus one, Is from last year, from the freezer. Two of these rats were throw aways if you were going to sell them. One rat was partially destroyed by a mink and one of them was destroyed by a coon. When tanning there are parts of the pelt that may be used for some project... so why throw them away.

[Linked Image]

Garry-


Great Job!!! I Love the Round Muskrat


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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122566
01/05/21 11:22 PM
01/05/21 11:22 PM
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Great job!!


"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: First couple batches done... [Re: 20scout] #7122585
01/05/21 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
Nice job Garry! I agree with you on not throwing something away that you can find a use for. What method did you use to tan them?


I am using a combination of systems... I am now using mostly TRUBOND TANNING PRODUCTS. https://trubondtanning.com/shop They have Citric acid, where I was using battery acid. I use their Trubond 1000B tanning solution and their Lipa-Solv 77 and Lipa-Solv 55, they are both solvents, but have different uses. The one LP55 is used in rejuvenating hides, i.e., you can flesh and stretch (air dry) Then at a later time you can rejuvenate the hide to be tanned.

The combined system I use has 16 different steps to it. There are a couple of steps that you don't have to use, but I am in the habit of using them, but have tested both way and don't find difference either. They also have a kit to use but I don't think I like it ... so I don't use it. I am still experimenting, to see if I can work out all of the bugs, or better to my liking. They have several different set of directions, but they tell me I should go by the set that is for Tanning Bear hides.

I will be writing up a blow by blow... set of instructions as soon as I can be sure that everything I am doing is productive, and give the end results that I want, which is a soft finished pelt. I am about 90 to 95% there
and hope soon I will have accomplished it. I still have more muskrats and coon in the freezer to do. So... Please standby.

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122595
01/05/21 11:37 PM
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330-Trapper The round rat was the one the mink tore up. It went in through the throat and ruined most of the under side. I didn't do anything to the hide except cut the rest of the way to the head. Anyone wanting to make dream catcher should hire a mink to make your incisions for you. the one to right of the round one is the one coon tore up.The lower half was tore up but the top half was okay.

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122689
01/06/21 12:53 AM
01/06/21 12:53 AM
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West Central MN
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I would be interested to know how you do it as I have a pile of beaver pelts I would like to do. Commercial tanning is nice but would cost me a small fortune in shipping alone!


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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122725
01/06/21 01:22 AM
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Kansas
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Nice


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Re: First couple batches done... [Re: Actor] #7122732
01/06/21 01:25 AM
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Duluth, MN
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Actor,

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your instructions.

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