• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Ash Jackson
  • Kate Downham

Making Leather from Rawhide (Eastern Australia)

Posts: 34
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi all,

I would like to try making some leather from rawhide. My plan is to buy a raw kangaroo hide and tan it in my shed using local bark (hopefully gum trees are suitable, as they are everywhere here!).

Has anyone done this before and have any tips? For example, what kind of barks to use, how to process the skin after the soaking, any oils I should add for suppleness.

I was thinking of using this site: https://simonmartinwhips.com.au/product/kangaroo-rawhide/

One day I'd like to try skinning a roo myself and doing it from scratch, but it's not so practical at the moment.
19 skiddable structures microdoc
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic