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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7320811
08/03/21 02:32 PM
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That looks great.


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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7320819
08/03/21 02:47 PM
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You got a picture of one of those hats handy?


Nice fur.

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7320820
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I do love your fur posts, you have definitely perfected your art. Very, very nice.

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7320821
08/03/21 02:48 PM
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52 carl,on smaller prime skins there is very little if any breaking to do.On larger skins of beaver and otter the leather has to be thinned during the tanning process.I break these skins by using a padded beam and a rounded two handled breaking knife,or a one handed bone scraper on a pad on a table.
On smaller prime skins with thinner leather,if you have completely re hydrated the hide,and pickled it so the tan fully penetrates the skin,and have fully stuffed the leather fibres with oil,the skin will not dry stiff. A bit of stretching by hand is all that is needed to soften the skin.Tumbling to clean and polish the fur as well as sanding off the bloom on the leather with a bit of corn starch will leave a fox skin buttery soft.

KOSOI,i use a citric acid pickle,and a commercial garment tanning product to tan skins for garment use.
I tan some skins with aluminum sulfate complexed to tan with washing soda(sodium carbonate).

Re: Fur [Re: Tailhunter] #7320826
08/03/21 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
You got a picture of one of those hats handy?


Nice fur.


Heres one made with a pale cross fox.

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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7320827
08/03/21 03:01 PM
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Very nice hat. I like how you stand the ears up.

Re: Fur [Re: TC1] #7320831
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You have to remove ear cartilage and leave the front ear skin intact to get that look.Ripping off the front of the ear with the cartilage ruins a skin for this style of hat.
Also the leg skins are used.
Originally Posted by TC1
I do love your fur posts, you have definitely perfected your art. Very, very nice.


Thanks TC1.I got a Med beaver coming out next.

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7321173
08/03/21 10:18 PM
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Fox looks great

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7323798
08/07/21 08:12 AM
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Very well done!

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7323809
08/07/21 08:31 AM
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You the Man Boco ….nice fur ! Wish I could do that…probably could …but my other hobbies would suffah…lol


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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7323859
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You do very nice work, Boco!

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7324042
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Mini assembly line sounds good. Not too much work per day but nice productivity. Always enjoy your fur handling posts. Keep em coming. Thanks


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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7324054
08/07/21 02:28 PM
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Sweet !!

Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7324055
08/07/21 02:28 PM
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Impressive Boco, very good job!


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Re: Fur [Re: Boco] #7324125
08/07/21 03:53 PM
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Very nice Boco looks great


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