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Thread: Deer skins wanted – fresh, green, raw, as they come off the animal

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    Deer skins wanted – fresh, green, raw, as they come off the animal

    Dear Forum members

    I thought I’d make a general post to ask any stalkers, in the vicinity of Eastbourne, whether or not they would be willing to donate their deer skins (Fallow and Roe are the main species round here) to me. I’d also appreciate the heads it they are available.

    I do a lot of experimental archaeology and I brain tan the skins (hence the request for heads too).

    It is only really practical if they are relatively close to Eastbourne but I could usually make a collection the same day I am notified of one being available. No preparation is required by you, just as the skin comes off the animal.

    I can explain the process more fully face to face with anyone, if they are interested, but as I know a lot of skins merely go into the bin, one could describe it as being just a little bit more recycling one can do .

    Here’s hoping!

    Cheers

    Exbomz

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    If all goes well I plan to go out stalking on then31st so if successful you'd be welcome to collect one off me in Horam.

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    Haywards heath any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exbomz View Post
    I can explain the process more fully face to face with anyone, if they are interested
    This sounds really interesting. Wish I could help with skins, but I for one would be really interested in seeing the process if you wouldn't mind making a thread about it? Experimental archaeology is a fascinating subject, & the older I get the more of an amateur anthropologist I seem to become. Bet I'm not alone, either

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    What is your laws on CWD/prion disease & brain tanning?

    Sharkey
    "Men Who Stare at Deer."

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    Hi Sharkey

    To date, there is no CWD in this country and it's limited to N America. I do however keep an eye out for news on it.

    The moment I hear something, I'm switching materials!

    Hi Woodsmoke

    I did do a lecture for a University on brain tanning. I took a set of photos of the process for it and if I can find them, I will happily add a thread on the topic.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essexsussex View Post
    Haywards heath any good?
    Bit too far for a skin. I'll PM you

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exbomz View Post
    Hi Sharkey

    To date, there is no CWD in this country and it's limited to N America. I do however keep an eye out for news on it.

    The moment I hear something, I'm switching materials!

    Hi Woodsmoke

    I did do a lecture for a University on brain tanning. I took a set of photos of the process for it and if I can find them, I will happily add a thread on the topic.

    Cheers
    that would be interesting...

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