By Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder, 308 pages, many photos and illustrations
Excellent general resource
- Museum quality illustrations
- Information that is not available anywhere else
- How-to is buried in text
- Wet-scrape method (how to do multiple brainings efficiently)
This is an encyclopedic information source for brain-tanning. Its only weak-point is that the basics of ‘how-to tan a hide’ are buried in all of the information, which some beginner’s find confusing. Their approach is to give you a general knowledge of each step and then let you choose how to go about it. It is very rich in how-to information, and recommended for any tanner’s library . The best illustrations, bibliography, dyeing chapter, trouble-shooting, tool sharpening, and glossary of any tanning book. Good chapter on garment construction and a user’s guide to the various brain-tanning methods. Packaged with a steady flow of primitive post-industrial humor.
This book was previously titled “Wetscrape Braintan Buckskin”.
Hi from Europe. I have bought this book about one moth ago as my introduction to
I heard this book was coming out when Darry Wood called me one morning. He
I wasn’t disappointed.
If you think you can get by without this book, you’re right. You absolutely
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