By: James E. Churchill
Here is everything you need to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large furbearers, domestic animals, reptiles and birds. Organization is by specific animals including:
rabbit, raccoon, calf, squirrel, fox, goat, woodchuck, cow, coyote, deer, wolf, bear, horse, moose, otter, elk, badger, bull, weasel, fisher, alligator, mink, wildcat, birds, muskrat, sheep, fish, skunk, beaver and snake.
In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and graduating to larger, more difficult projects. This book also details the tools and equipment necessary for each. Information on making your own tools and tanning solutions are also porvided.
Whether you're a newcomer to tanning or an experienced hand, this is an invaluable guide to every facet of the age-old art. With this how-to-reference handy, you can learn to make a number of leather and fur products that are useful and decorative.
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A coast-to-coast guide to recognizing what critters went before you. A Field Guide to the Signs of Nearly 150 Wildlife Species. Inside you will find: - Easy reference dexcriptions with precise measurements, and detailed illustrations of cats, tracks, and gait patterns. - An identification key and glossary of tracking terms. - Thorough instructions for documenting your finds. - Rare species of particular interest, such as a jaguarondi and the polar bear. The back cover of this book has a ruler down one side to measure the tracks in centimeters or inches.
328 pages Black and White illustrations on almost every page! Author: James C. Halfpenny Ph. D. Copyright 2008
A comprehensive guide to preserving skins and pelts.
Here is the complete guide to a skill that may be mysterious to some, written by Monte Burch, an authority who practices many of the ancient traditions of tanning and hiding. Starting at the beginning, Burch introduces the hunter to the tools of a tanner, and even gives complete plans for making many of these implements. Instructions are given for making fleshing beams, stretchers for pelts, fleshing knives, and many others. He also covers tanning formulas and materials, both traditional and modern.
Printed in the United States of America
Illustrations: 150 in Black and White