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    Wild Boar Rug?

    Hi,

    As some of you may have already read in the forum, I recently shot my first boar

    I am thinking about keeping the skin to make a small rug, has anyone done anything like this before, any advice on how to go about it would be greatly appreciated?

    Thanks
    Jonathan

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    Try searching for diesel tanning, I am sure i replied to a thread about home tanning.

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    I think I'm going to have to give this a go myself sometime, it sounds really simple! It would be lovely to have some nice Deer skins around the place and I'm sure I have some friends who wouldn't say no either!

    Congratulations on your first Boar. It's something I hope to do too in the next year or two.

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    Thanks everyone,

    Definitely going to try this diesel tanning in the near future, it sounds easy enough!

    Jonathan

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    I'm going to have a go this weekend: anyone have any recommendations on where to buy large quantities of Bicarbonate of Soda? Or do I just buy lots of small pots from the supermarket?

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    Hi Mat
    Bicarb is used by fish & chip fryers to make batter, have a word with your local 'chippie' and ask where he gets his sundries, flour, paper etc.
    Where do you live ? (pm me if you wish)

    Brianm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    I'm going to have a go this weekend: anyone have any recommendations on where to buy large quantities of Bicarbonate of Soda? Or do I just buy lots of small pots from the supermarket?
    You dont need large quantities only enough to make the consistency of salad cream. 1 jam jar will do loads of skins.

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    Bicarb is normally available from your local Chemist. Thats where I brought mine. For what it's worth I've tried the diesel system. Not impressed. It does not produce leather, but does prevent the skin rotting, just don't let it get wet!

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    Well, I ended up buying 8x200g, so it might last a while!

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