She has high hopes that her daughter will be a great success as a prodigy.
The positives are that it is very easy to get, fairly affordable, and extremely safe. It can be re-used if the pH is maintained; it does an excellent job of plumping the skin for shaving, and can be disposed of safely and easily.
There are none that I have found! But I have never had this problem, and as long as you keep an eye on the pH and adjust it if it goes up, everything will be fine!
A two or three gallon mix works well for a fox-sized animal or smaller. Just make sure the capes or skins are completely submerged in the pickle. No matter what acid you use, after mixing the pickle up, you should check the pH level using quality pH papers or pH meter. It should read below a 2.
Usually it reads 1. You should not let the pH go about 2. If the pH is too high, add more acid. If it is too low, add more water and salt or a little baking soda diluted in water. The time it takes to thoroughly pickle the skin will vary depending on the thickness of the skin.
You can tell it is completely pickled when the skin is a milky white color all the way through, with no pink color. The minimum time to pickle is at least 48 hours for small game, bobcats, fox, etc. Be sure to check the pH levels on a regular basis during the period the skin is in the pickle.
Do not let the temperature of the pickle go any lower than 55F. Low temperatures cause the salt level to drop, thus lowering the protection of the pickle. For best results, keep the mixture at room temperature. Shaving After at least three days in the pickle, you should take the skins out of the mixture and shave them.
The thinner the skins are shaved, the softer they will be in the end. Light furs, such as fox or coyote, can be tanned soft without shaving.
However, heavier thick skins like deer, buffalo, moose, or elk should definitely been shaven. The most preferred method for shaving is using a fleshing machine.
Now, if you're a beginner, don't worry!!
There ARE alternate methods. You can do a fairly good shaving job by simply using a scalpel blade. It will take longer than a fleshing machine alot longer! I use this method alot, and I prefer to use 22 scalpel blades. Some tanners also compensate for shaving by double oiling the skins we'll talk about oiling later onor sanding the skins thin once they are dry.
I like to do this as well. Then, sand the skins using an electric sander. I found that a heavy grit sandpaper works better than a light grit, but be gentle when sanding, especially on thin skins. If your skins do not need to be degreased, you can now return them to the pickle.
Always return the skins to the pickle.
This will allow it to penetrate to areas that have now been exposed by shaving. Degreasing If you skin is a greasy type, such a bear or raccoon, it will need to be degreased after shaving.
Use Rittel's Super Solvent 1 capful to every 1 gal. Leave the skins in the solution for 30 minutes. Then rinse the skins and return them to the pickle for at least another 24 hours. Using Safetee Acid, they can be left in the pickle safely for at least 2 weeks before neutralizing and tanning.
Neutralizing When you are ready to tan, remove the skins from the pickle and let them drain for 30 minutes or so.
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