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Online Jakesnyder

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Deer hide help
« on: October 23, 2018, 01:33:13 pm »
Anyone out there make there own buckskin? I had a question about I hide I acquired. It is off a doe that had been dead for a few days and i got it fleshed it and the hair was pulling out so I started scraping the hair and dermis layer off. On most of the hide it is a green color obviously from the deer starting to decay. Under the dermis it is not quite as green but it still has some definite green color. My question to you guys is how far can a hide go before it isn't any good to finish out into leather? Did the term having a green pelt or fur come from that happening?  My guess is probably not since all the hair would be slipping at that point but anyway some help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Offline Ed Brooks

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Re: Deer hide help
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 05:53:46 pm »
You should still be able to make leather, but you may have a stain there where itís green.  About the green hide, I donít believe thatís where it came from.
Looking forward to seeing your finished hide. Ed
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Deer hide help
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 06:37:03 pm »
I think "green hide" means it has only been fleshed and maybe dehaired.
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Offline Mike_H

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Re: Deer hide help
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 04:45:13 am »
A green skin has nothing to do with the color, just freshness.  I tanned up a roadkill that was already bloated and it turned out fine. A little discoloration and a bit of a smell is just fine.  Just don't let the flies get to it.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Deer hide help
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 07:21:33 am »
If you brain tan it, be sure to smoke it!  Sets the oils and helps keep flies away!
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