Joined: 21 May 2007
Location: Ouisconsing, Pays d'en Haut
Real Name: Isaac Walters
|Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:27 pm Post subject: Red Devon cowhide
|A coworker raises historic Red Devons and had a 8 month old calf break a leg last night. They put it down and butchered it. Anyway, knowing the stuff I do, they asked if I wanted the hide. I said yes, of course :roll: and now have it fleshed out and drying. Anyway, I had planned on dehairing it and using the rawhide for a million different possible things (snowshoes, toboggan lacing, etc.) but started to think that it would be a shame to dehair it when it has nice hair and is a historic breed. I know that folks use this hide for bags, snapsacks, etc. and figured that I should put it to better use. This said, I do not do bark or veggie tanning, just brain; and I suppose it should probably be tanned in a European fashion.
Any ideas or thoughts?
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