Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:38 AM
Skin it, flesh it, stretch it skin side out until skin is dry. On a warm sunny day it doesn't take long for it to dry. I'm assuming you have a wire stretcher, and are talking about the barbed legs to hold the hide once you stretch it. I don't tan them, but the skin isn't soft unless you do. Make your own fleshing beam out of a piece of wood, or pvc pipe. I made mine out of a piece of 8" C900 pipe, about 4' long, cut in half lenght wise, and cut a dull point on one end, then mounted it on a metal stand. You can get a fleshing knife for less than $20. Fleshing is the hardest part.