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    cheers guys...now need to just get out and get some skins to practice.

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    I used gum tree bark to tan a goat skin, took a good long while for it to tan through and I had to keep going back to the park and nicking more bark to mix up more solution. I have done a rabbit skin with the leftovers too. Look up skill cult on youtube for bark tanning info and long jibberjabbery videos. If you are really interested I can probably get off my bum and post some pictures.

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    kero and baking soda tans a skin,but as others said if it gets damp it will go off.I had to clean my walls at Mum and Dads house after I was away in the NZ Army one winter and the skins went bad. Drying it is easy like @P38 said but rabbit and hare skins are paper thin when dryed and will tear easy.The last small skin I got tanned professionally only cost $5 but that was a few years back. And welcome to the forum @mehtat
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    Finally got round to getting out again for a quick shoot and now will have a go with this. let's see how it turns out.Name:  20170415_143029.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehtat View Post
    Finally got round to getting out again for a quick shoot and now will have a go with this. let's see how it turns out.Attachment 67200
    Might find it easier to tube skin it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowElliot View Post
    Look up alum and borax tanning.
    I got both products from mitre 10 for under $25.
    I've used this method on a couple of goat skins and they turned out nice and soft.
    Yep

    Ive used this method on goats too.

    Works great

    Leder kits work great too
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    Anyone tryed brain tanning with any success?
    It's always intrested me but yet to try it myself.

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    @mehtat have a look at fly tying supplies like complete angler you may get a skin cheaper than tanning it yourslef
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowElliot View Post
    Anyone tryed brain tanning with any success?
    It's always intrested me but yet to try it myself.

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    I was thinking of trying that for the next one I do and see how it turns out
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    LEDER TANNING UTILITY KIT | Trade Me

    I use one of these kits, done heaps of skins and lasted about 15 years to date. The chemicals don't go off.
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    Well here is the outcome of my fist rabbit I skinned and prepped. I decided to play around and make a keyring using some of my used shotgun shells as well
    It's pretty rough but was fun to play experiment with.Name:  20170425_161119.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehtat View Post
    Well here is the outcome of my fist rabbit I skinned and prepped. I decided to play around and make a keyring using some of my used shotgun shells as well
    It's pretty rough but was fun to play experiment with.Attachment 67781
    Pretty cool, good job.

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    Awesome job, make up a dozen and chuck them on trade me

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