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Old 01-29-2015, 03:43 PM
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Default Tanning With Sourdough

I've done a little tanning, not an expert by any stretch, but I enjoy working with hides. I mixed up a sourdough starter yesterday, and whenever I do, I remember reading about some of the old timers using it to tan small hides. One of my old school books says to smear it on the fleshed and grained hide, and let it set until it starts to dry. Then rub it into the hide with your hand until It's basically gone and the hide is softened. That's it. I'm curious whether any of you have tried it, and if you have, the results you ended up with. It doesn't seem like it would produce a quality tan, but then again, It wouldn't seem like brains would either, but we know they do. Thanks.

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