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#20562 - 11/28/14 03:12 PM flat mounting a beaver pelt
ron finewood Offline

Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 511
Loc: palmyra, new york
Got a beaver from last spring tanned. I made a hoop from green willow and want to lace the pelt in the hoop for a wall hanging. Problem is: it won't lay flat. No matter how I try, there is a bubble in the center of the pelt when I try to flatten it out. I pull left to right and the bubble goes one way -- pull up to down and the bubble goes the other way. Can I soak the entire pelt in a pail of clean water and then lace it? Will it become more pliable? Will it dry without messing it up? Any experience on this?


#20563 - 11/28/14 03:54 PM Re: flat mounting a beaver pelt [Re: ron finewood]
Ric Offline

Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3692
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
I done quite a few of them. With a spray bottle mist the leather side till slightly damp. Re-stretch taking the "bubble" out and let dry.

#20565 - 11/28/14 03:59 PM Re: flat mounting a beaver pelt [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10172
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I did a few of them years ago and...

It's more trouble than it's worth!!!

Good luck!! smile

Endeavor to persevere.


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