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    Fallow skin

    At a loss as to where to put this thread ?

    This is not a how to!
    I do not know what i am doing!

    Fallow skin been in bottom of chest freezer for i don't know how long but well before i met the wife so well over ten years.
    Out of freezer and into bath do defrost. Recommend doing this while wife at work.

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    It took hours to defrost!
    Testament to the insulating propertys of deer hair!
    I put a bit of washing powder in there and a splash of janola reasoning that it might kill the germs that cause hair slip .
    Once defrosted changed water and same againfor a wash.

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    Spread out out side to dry a bit..hadn't removed tail bone so did that and in my impatience ripped past of tail off relegateing it to the wheeli bin but carried on anyway to see what else i could Fuck up
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    Fuck

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    Exceptionaly rough fleshing as it was already a wheelie bin job with half a tail, pinned out an kero-baking soda paste on it.Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1358568690827.jpg
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    No doubt iv cocked up heaps here but sort of lost interest once i had ruined tail .
    Will see what happens from here

    As a side issue if you carefully fold a skin skin to skin then roll tightly and into multiple spastic bags and put in the very bottom of a chest freezer you won't get any freezer burn even after 10-15 years!
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    That's a nice skin there vc

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    Na looks good..keen on seeing some progress reports
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    Cool project, will follow along too see how you get on?

    kj

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    I'd love to tan a skin some time - this could save me a few learning experiances
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    If the paste hasn't already started too dry add a little bit more in the mid section.Leave it for a week then beat the crap out of the skin with a stick or alkathene that breaks up the fibre in the leather.And you should have a wicked deer skin for a rug or mat. Put some more paste on it the thicker the better
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    Re: Fallow skin

    Cheers dundee, chuck some more on in the morning?
    Once dry should i wash it or will kero smells just fade by itself?

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    Whack a bit more paste on the thinner bits then leave it at least a week before you give it the bash

    The kero doesn't stink if ya done it right
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    I've used this method and it works a treat - will try find a photo.

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    Just my opinion, but deer skins don't make very good mats. Deer hair is hollow and tends to break if walked on frequently. Put it where it wont get much traffic.

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    Looks good, super cool!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Just my opinion, but deer skins don't make very good mats. Deer hair is hollow and tends to break if walked on frequently. Put it where it wont get much traffic.
    VC is going to use it as a door mat to his dog house. He'll be living in there soon, once the woman of the house finds out what he did in her bath tub!!
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    Re: Fallow skin

    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Just my opinion, but deer skins don't make very good mats. Deer hair is hollow and tends to break if walked on frequently. Put it where it wont get much traffic.
    Yea i was goin to put it on the wall. At least that was the plan until i ripped half the tail off in my haste!
    I had a common,menil,and melanistic in the freezer but wheelie bined a few skins when i needed room.
    The other one(still in freezer) is bigger so might be a red.
    If this turns out ok apart from tail ill try the other one and bin this one.

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    Re: Fallow skin

    Starting to dry a bit this morning.
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    Put more paste on.
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    Should be alright
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