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Deerskins into Buckskins: How to Tan with Brains, Soap or Eggs; 2nd Edition

America’s Best Selling Tanning Guide. Over 165 photographs and illustrations bring you step-by-step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and then show you how to create beautiful garments and useful goods. You will also learn how to make rawhide and hide glue, tan in a wilderness setting and the best way to skin. History, humour and science make this book not only practical, but fun! Designed to be easily understood by the beginner yet rich with details for the experienced, this book teaches tanning as a natural process. No chemicals are needed! All the tools and materials are waiting around your home and land. While the tools are simple, having a great method is the key. This book has that method (see the following reviews). Buckskin is durable, soft, washable and warm. A hand-made garment for people all over the world for millennia, it breathes and stretches with your body, cuts the wind and won’t tear on briars. It is excellent to wear hiking, hunting or around the house. Plus you don’t need to hunt.

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Redneck says:

Outstanding instructions on getting it right the first time. I purchased this book for myself as well as for my brother and nephew. It will take reading it through a few times as well as applying it a number more to really remember all the details and get the “muscle memory” from experience. I also ordered the excellent video which accompanies it. I will discuss and rate them together. Like the video, the book is of a somewhat “homegrown” production quality, but is fully sufficient for the purpose of the set, which is to teach you to be a good to…

Anonymous says:

This book is usually first on any list of good books on tanning deer hides and making buckskin. The books lives up to the hype.It contains many pictures and helpful illustrations of each step in the process. Videos are helpful, but I believe you could successfully tan a deer hide using the info contained in this book. Experts on the process may not find much new information, but as an all around resource on the subject, its a great book.If this review was helpful, please…

Anonymous says:

The lay out of information is very accessible and fairly concise. It does need a read through before you use it step by step.Another thing you may consider is getting his companion DVD which would probably be a better step by step. See picture ishelpful, seeing it done real time would be better. Its a lot of work and managing your work area and the cadence of how youexecute a technique is something you have to see in action. That said what you learn in this book worked for me…

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