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The Ultimate Guide to Skinning and Tanning: A Complete Guide to Working with Pelts, Fur, and Leather

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 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. From the oldest method to the newest twist, Burch’s guide will be indispensable to the modern hunter.

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Anonymous says:

Excellent book, much information on skinning and tanning from …

Anonymous says:

Great Book! We home butcher and it would be such a shame to waste the valuable hide or pelt. This book has complete easy to follow instructions for all you need to know about skinning and tanning successfully. There are a wide variety of techniques and formulas discussed including environmentally friendly choices. I have made some lovely rugs and a saddle pad from sheep pelts using Rittel’s EZ-100 “Ewe Tan It” plus this book as a guide. They turned out very well and the hair stays on. I have also…

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