Tanning, Part 2

Well, after we let the skins sit in the battery acid solution for a week, we peeled the remaining skin off of the rabbits until they were white.

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Then we put them back in the tanning solution for another week. Then we rinsed them in a solution of dishsoap, water, and some baking soda, and hung them to dry.

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We also used the tumble dry setting (no heat) to speed the process.

Once the skin was dry and slightly stiff, we began to stretch the skin until it is white. Working the leather side to a dull suede finish.

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And now I have nice colored furs!

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Black, blue, and Chinchilla colored.

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