The Complete Book Of Tanning Furs And Skins
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 provided.
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.
Hard cover, 197 pages, pictures