Deerskins into Buckskins
How to Tan with Natural Materials, new updated and revised edition

by Matt Richards
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A field guide for hunters and gathers. Over 130 photos and illustrations bring you step by step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and then show you how to create primitive garments and useful goods. Designed to be useful for the beginner, yet rich with details for the experienced. No chemical needed. All tools and materials are waiting around your home. Soft cover, in 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" format, with160 pages, well illustrated with photographs.

A DVD video companion to this book is also available, #DVD-DIB.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • What Exactly is Buckskin?
  • A Bit of History
  • Why Buckskin?
  • The Nature of Skin
  • How Tanning Works
  • Skinning
  • Obtaining Hides
  • Storing Hides
  • Tools You Will Need
  • The Basic Method
    • Fleshing
    • Bucking
    • Graining
    • Membraning
    • Rinsing
    • Wringing
    • Dressing
    • Sewing
    • Softening
    • Making a Smoking Sack
    • Smoking
  • Tanning Reference
  • Using Nature's Tools
  • Hide Glue
  • Rawhide
  • Making Stuff
    • Getting it Ready
    • Clothing Styles and Concepts
    • Simple Tailoring Tips
    • Working With Buckskin
    • Clothing Construction
    • Washing Buckskin
  • Thank You's
  • Resource Directory


ISBN: 0-9658672-0-X
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