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Offline jturner

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osage tannin?
« on: December 07, 2009, 11:16:56 pm »
Does osage bark/sawdust have enough tannin to tan deer hides? Just wonderin how you think it would work. Should give it a nice color.
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Offline HoBow

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Re: osage tannin?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 01:01:51 am »
Not sure- but oak bark and acorns work...
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Offline Michael C.

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Re: osage tannin?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 02:51:40 am »
Someone told me once that they used to use Osage to dye Khaki pants, I don't know if that's right or not but I bet a google search would tell you.
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Offline uwe

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Re: osage tannin?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 12:28:52 pm »
Yes it does give quill and horsehair, thats what it tried it for a quick tanning. Boil it in water and put the stuff into when its cooled a bit.
It will give a nice yellow which gets darker in time as the wood does.
Hope this helps!
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