11750Re: [medieval-leather] rawhide
- Oct 6, 2011At 11:15 AM 10/6/2011, you wrote:
>Hi does anyone know hot to make rawhide? Or even any faq's about it?While, in theory, you can dry pig skin to a rawhide consistency, pig
>If I can make it from pork rind from a butcher shop
skin has too much fat to properly dry cure, and it's essentially
"perforated" so even if you dry it enough, it won't have the same
kind of strength you would get from cow or even goat.
In essence, the basic steps are fleshing, to remove the subcutaneous
fat, liming (to dehair)and flesh, and drying.
Try this link: http://home.acceleration.net/clark/PaperVu/rawhide.html
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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