Preparing Beef/Cow Hides for Tanning
We encounter more problems with beef cow hides than any other hair on skins. After 18 years I finally have concluded that the critical time for ensuring a good tan on a beef hide begins at the butcher.
Most adult cowhides are thick and therefore require some time to cool out. This is where the problems begin. Butchers are more concerned with the carcass than the hide. Cuts and skinning marks are caused by the skinners simply because they want to protect the
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