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Old 05-14-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Softening the Deer Hide

This has been a long long process. Largely because of the cool and humid spring I'm currently experiencing.

Here are the latest pictures. One that I am currently working on, the second (very coarse) I might just hang on the wall. I can always attempt to soften it later.

Right now I let the soft and pliable one dry, and see if it remains soft and pliable. If not, I will have to follow the instructions/guidelines and brace it over a smoky fire. So far the rock and the Neatsfoot oils seems to be working, but it is hard on the hands.
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Wink Soften Deer Hide?

Use Downy Fabric Softener!!!!

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