A Comprehensive Guide for Tanning, Leatherwork, and Buckskin Preservation
This deluxe reprint Legacy Edition of Albert B. Farnham's Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide is full of old-time tips and methods for preserving and working your own leathers, buckskin, and furs. Originally published in 1922, this handy little guide touches on every aspect of the fur and leather making process, with a focus on homemade and handcrafted preservation techniques used by Native Americans, trappers, and fur traders in the old days.
Farnham describes the many conventional chemical processes from the 1920s for preserving and de-hairing hides and leathers, as well as the more traditional processes for brain-tanning, scraping, fleshing, and stretching hides in the historic old-time ways. This handy book contains the centuries of ancestral knowledge on fur and hide preservation, teaching the reader how to make the most flexible, workable, and comfortable tanned leathers for any project, from moccasins to full shirts, jackets, or robes.
This book includes timeless knowledge on multiple tanning topics, including: selecting hides and skins; skinning, curing, and storing hides; materials and tools for leather making; fur preservation or fur removal; soaking and liming hides; tanning and stretching hides; deer hides and buckskin preparation; making robe skins; salting and curing hides for later work; preparing hides for sale; and various processes involved with preserving hides.
This book makes a perfect gift for handcrafters, leatherworkers, hunters, trappers, homesteaders, outdoors enthusiasts, and those who are into rendezvous and mountain man meetups.
A part of the Library of American Outdoors Classics: Volume 12
This Doublebit Legacy Edition reprint of The Home Tanning And Leather Making Guide is professionally restored and presented from the original source with the highest degree of fidelity possible. Readers can enjoy this Legacy Edition for generations to come and learn from its timeless knowledge for years to come.
About the Doublebit Press Library of American Outdoors Classics
Sometimes we need to remember our history to move forward. Sometimes, remembering our heritage is just fun or inspirational. With technology playing a major role in everyday life, sometimes we need to take a step back in time to find those basic building blocks used for gaining mastery - the things that we have luckily not completely lost and has been recorded in books over the last two centuries. These skills aren't forgotten, they've just been shelved. It's time to unshelve them once again and reclaim the lost knowledge of self-sufficiency
As a part of the Doublebit Press Library of American Outdoors Classics, this unabridged Legacy Edition volume is reprinted in the exact form as it was presented in the original publication. Both important and minor details have equally both been accounted for by our publishing staff, down to the cover, font, layout, and images. It is the goal of Doublebit Legacy Edition series to preserve outdoors heritage, but also be cherished as collectible pieces, worthy of collection in any outdoorsperson's library and that can be passed to future generations.