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Old 05-27-2009, 11:30 AM
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Default Removing Hair from Cowhide

I'm trying to remove the hair from a cowhide. We already know how to flesh it, the only thing we are trying to figure out, is an easier way for us to actually remove the hair.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:39 AM
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yup...

http://www.taxidermy.net/forum

Those guys will have something hiding away in the archives. Good luck, you're in for a ton of work!
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:45 AM
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Good luck, you're in for a ton of work!
Oh bollocks...

Just wondering if anybody else as done this either.

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Old 05-27-2009, 12:15 PM
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Gobi, there's a chemical process for what you're trying to accomplish. It's in the archives at the link I've provided. Just a guess but maybe you should check out their tanning forum.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:24 PM
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I realize that and I am as we speak, but I'm curious as to the people who I've been in contact with for however long I've been on this forum as well... if they've done it. There's nothing wrong with that is there?
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:26 PM
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Lime.

Thoroughly clean the hide, then soak a few days in a lime solution. Once the hair begins to readily slip, scrap it off, thoroughly rinse the hide, then neutralize the lime with a weak lactic acid solution. Early Americans used hardwood ash instead of the lime.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:28 PM
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Just for future posters reference, I've already found the step by step thread that someone has created over at the posted forum (thanks russ) and I'm just curious who else has done something like this.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:34 PM
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Are you trying to make leather or rawhide?

A concrete mixer can take alot of the grunt work out of the process.
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I have done it in the lime process to make rawhide for a braider for leatherworks.About a week to two weeks for the hair to slip,depends on the temp.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:22 PM
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Gobi, PM Hoochie Papa. I belive that he uses a chemical/hot wax combination every time he has the 'Brazilian'!

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