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-Custom Tanning-

White Tail Deer

Hair On $125.00 + Shipping

Leather  $117.00 + Shipping

Prepare or freeze hides promptly for best results!




-In Stock Full Size Deer Leather-

Brown, Black, Gold & Natural colors available

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Bears and All Furs

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& Others

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Prepare or freeze hides promptly for best results!




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"Natural Buckskin"

Various Sizes & Odd Shapes

2 Skins for $55.00 + shipping





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Soaking Formula A
(Standard soaking formula)

Add 8 oz. of common salt
for each 1 gallon of water
Salt prevents swelling
Soaking Formula B
(Quick penetration for elk, caribou, moose, buffalo & heavy bear)

8 oz. common salt
1 oz. Lactic Acid
for each
1 gallon of water
Lactic Acid makes the skin more elastic
Soaking Formula C
(Longer soak for overnight penetration for heavier skins)

8 oz. common salt 2oz. Borax
1/2 oz. Lysol/Phenol
for each
1 gallon of water
Borax levels the PH and aids in preventing insects.
Phenol/Lysol helps prevent bacteria & mold growth
Soaking Formula D (Alternate to
Formula B)

8 oz. common salt 4oz. of vinegar
 for each
1 gallon of water
Vinegar, similar to lactic acid,  helps relax the skin


For Shoulder Mounts
(Deer, Moose, Elk, Caribou, Sheep, etc)

Prepare desired soaking formula making sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed and dissolved. Soak skin in formula for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size and thickness of the cape.  Check frequently for softness.  When skin is soft rinse with clean water and drain.  If ears are still firm wrap them with a wet cloth.  Role cape while wet then place in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. After rehydration is the best time to take accurate measurements for ordering forms! Refrigerate or store cape in freezer until ready to mount.



1/4 cup liquid detergent
1/4 cup Lysol or 1 oz. Phenol
for each 5 gallons of water

Detergent is used to help the skin
 absorb water. Lysol/Phenol helps
prevent bacteria and mold growth


(Fur Skins, Bear, Rug Skins, etc)

For heavier skins (bear, zebra, etc) pre soak head and feet only in soaking formula (A) before applying swabbing formula.  Try to keep the body hair dry and clean.  Smaller skins (fox, coyote, raccoon, etc) may not require pre soaking.

Apply the Swabbing Solution to the flesh side of the skin with a sponge.  Allow the skin to absorb the solution until skin becomes soft.  A wet towel may be placed on heavier skins to aid in the rehydration.  If ears and feet require further rehydration wrap individually with a wet cloth.  Roll skin then place in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.  Refrigerate or store skin in freezer until ready to mount.              



These rehydration methods have been used in our shop successfully and are merely suggestions to aid in your use of our product.  All information and data given herein are believed to be accurate and are presented without guarantee, warranty, or responsibility of any kind.


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-African Leather-

Our Complete Leather Tanning Service now includes ALL skins

Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Wildebeest, and Rhino

Your choice of colors:

Natural Grey, Black, or Brown

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