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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Squirrel hides

Hey guys! I need some advice. Have a bunch of squirrel hides in my freezer and was joking with my mom that I was going to make her a squirrel shawl! I want to keep her "dream" alive LOL! I know the basics of tanning. Should I trim the skins first then tan? What would you use to flesh them out-some I see use a dull knife or I know VanDykes has a fleshing tool. Thanks for any advice! She's gonna be the best dressed mom around!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 05:26 PM
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If you love your mom i would try the Burlington coat factory
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 07:35 PM
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i hope you shot a lot, and i mean a LOT of squirrel

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 09:35 AM
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by trim if you mean cut away the parts you will not need to make the shawl? then yes noi sense tanning what you cant use. and yes a dull knife will work fine theres not much flesh in there to start

He never said it would be easy;
He only said it would be worth it!
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by trim if you mean cut away the parts you will not need to make the shawl? then yes noi sense tanning what you cant use. and yes a dull knife will work fine theres not much flesh in there to start
NO. Tan it whole, and then cut out what you want with a sharp knife on the SKIN side. If you trim it and then tan it, the edges will be hard to tan nice, plus they won't be perfectly straight anymore. That's how all the furriers do it
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The little woman will love you!
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