2017-2018 hide tanning season - in which i receive 19 deer hides from local hunters


#1

this is the first ‘tanning season’ in which i’ve actually gotten unwanted hides from local hunters to work on. i’m pretty stoked about it, & will update here as things progress. i’ve been traveling, & am just now getting to my photos from the end of october (when i got started). since i broke my collarbone a few weeks ago i’m out of commission for a bit (in terms of the heavier work of tanning), but will keep sharing as i’m able to work on things.

blog post: Impromptu Hide Scraping Beam

(p.s. how do you get those super nice link/post previews to show up???)


#2

from end of october: fleshing yet another hide. they look so much nicer when they’re all clean. also, note to future self: fleshing during storm season in ketchikan is ridiculous.

from early november: this photo is from some 5 or 6 days into my hide processing marathon.