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Offline Outbackbob48

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Braintan almost dry
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:57:44 am »
Humidy dropped down a little and I have quite a few that are ready for brains and finished out and I'm not getting any younger so I rehydrated a dry hide yesterday and today gave it a second braining and hand stretched till almost done then finish off in a frame.T his one is almost there. Bob

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 12:41:09 pm »
Looks good!
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline Pat B

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 03:03:15 pm »
Looks like a pretty big hide.
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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 04:04:35 pm »
Nice work Bob!!!Good amount of square footage in that one.
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 05:40:58 pm »
I am thinking 9.5 to 10 sq ft. I didn't think it was this large when I picked it out of my dry hides pile, had four small holes to take care of. Broadheads leave nasty hole in hides :( Bob

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 05:57:21 am »
Nice Job Bob, way to hot here for me to do any hide work. You are tough. ;)
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 11:23:18 am »
Nice looking hide.  Should be real pretty after it is smoked!
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 07:53:23 pm »
Bob what's the height & width of you're frame?

Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 08:39:10 pm »
Rob, that's a good question, just went up and measured it. 4'-10" wide by 5'-4" high on the inside, could stand to be a little taller. Bob

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2018, 07:08:49 pm »
Thatís looking great! Youíll hve to post pictures once you get it smoked.

Do you dry scrape the hair off or use a bucking solution?
I keep intending to do that, But usually get distracted at the hair stripping step, they freez up, and it disappears into the lye water. Iíve learned that even frozen in a block of ice, the lye from wood ash will dissolve a hide pretty quickly. But the hair and grain strip off great once properly soaked.

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 07:12:25 am »
Kyle , most of my hides have been wet scrape, I don't use wood ash anymore. Been using KOH instead. Bob

Offline archeryrob

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Re: Braintan almost dry
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 07:50:29 am »
I am going to try some with fall with egg yoke and oil tanning. I watch this tanner working with a flat pry bar. He would push the 90 degree angle side point first across the hide and stretch it as it dries. Do the entire thing and then another and just keep switching as they dried. Look amzingly simple and easier to work with than other wear your butt out methods.
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