TTI's Complete Home Tanning Kit
You may be asking, "How do you tan animal hides"? TTI's Complete Home Tanning Kit gives you the tools and knowledge necessary to finish a hide with a beautiful hair-on or leather tan even if it's the first hide you have ever tanned.
Eight years in the making, The Complete Home Tanning Kit was developed by a professional tanner with almost 27 years of experience and tans one smaller size elk hide, or the equivalent by size in other smaller hides.
Each kit will fully tan 20 lbs. of wet skin weight. This is approximately 2 average sized deer skins or the equivalent by size in other smaller skins (10 - 14 fox or raccoon skins or 20 - 30 smaller skins such as muskrat or mink).
This hide tanning kit utilizes a simple salt-alum tan which is very common but can leave you with a hard and crusty hide when improperly finished. This unfortunate state is prevented by using TTI's specially formulated oil. It is a water soluble oil that will make the hide soft and supple without leaving the hide greasy or oily feeling.
The Complete Home Tanning Kit is designed so that the process can be completed on one sheet of plywood. It usually takes about a week to complete the process but very little of that time is labor. (Some steps take 24-48 hours of set time to finish. If you live in a very humid area, it may take longer.) There is very little mess and there are no harsh chemicals or odors to worry about. The book contains formulas for tanning Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope, Cow Calves, Goats, Sheep, Coyotes, Foxes, and Raccoons.
The Complete Kit includes: A How-To Video, a Step-By-Step book, 1 Double Pack of Tanning Crystals, 2 bottles of Tanning Oil, Hide Scraper, Sand Paper, Needle & Thread, Dust Mask, Plastic Apron, 4' x 8' Plastic Sheet, Leather Dye and Latex Gloves.