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Have you ever wanted to tan your own hide? There are many different methods to braintan a deer hide - or at least many variations on the same basic process. For example, the hair can be removed by a wet-scrape or dry-scrape process, and the hide can be softened by hand-pulling or by racking and staking. These methoods are all covered in the videos The Tanning Spirit and The Ancient Art of Tanning Buckskin, both included on Disc Two: Hide Tanning, in the Stone Age Video Classics Series on DVD. Other common variations include methods such as fresh-scraping a hide, bucking the hides with substances like Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), or pre-smoking the hide at some point before or duing the softening process. Anyone who tans hidess long enough will develop their own unique twist on the process, and develop a preference for certain types and styles of tools.
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