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Hide Tanning

Make Your Own Braintan Buckskin!
Books, Videos, and Tools for Wet-Scrape and Dry-Scrape Tanning


      Now you can learn the magic of transforming raw skins into velvet-soft braintanned buckskin! Braintan is soft and light in comparison to the dense, slick commercial leathers. Lecithin is an oil in the brains that is used to lubricate the fibers of the hides so they can be stretched until soft and dry.

      Some braintanners utilize a wet-scrape process where the wet hide is draped over a round log and dehaired with a dull tool. Other tanners utilize a dry-scrape process where the fresh hide is stretched and dried in a frame, then dehaired with a razor-sharp tool. Wet-scraping is an easier way to remove the hair, but dry-scraping usually allows better penetration of the brains.


Blue Mountain Buckskin
£7.95
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Jim Riggs was one of a small handful of people practicing primitive skills in this country 30+ years ago. Jim learned the art of braintanning from... More

Buckskin - The Ancient Art of Braintanning
£10.61
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Buckskin: The Ancient Art of Braintanning (originally titled Wet-Scrape Braintanned Buckskin ) is a veritable encyclopedia of the braintanning... More

Deerskins into Buckskins - How to Tan with Brains, Soap or Eggs
£10.61
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Matt Richards learned tanning from Melvin Beattie and Jim Riggs and favors the wet-scrape process for most tanning projects today. Matt discovered that ashes... More

Deerskins into Buckskins - How to Tan with Brains, Soap or Eggs
£13.30
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Two years in the making, this video is a very detailed, comprehensive and easy to follow guide to brain tanning. Novices get to see what each step looks... More