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What to Make Out of Tandy’s Cowhide

There are several things you can make out of Tandy’s goat hide. Here are some of them: Brine, Brain paste, Frame, Dress, and more. Here are some steps to make these items. You can also use laundry soap instead of soft soap. Dissolve 2 c. of soft soap in two to three gals of hot water and allow the hide to soak for 4 to 5 days. You can also work with it while it dries.

Brine

Firstly, you need to soak the hide in a solution of water and bleach. This solution should be in a non-metallic container. Once the hide has soaked for 24 hours, rinse it thoroughly to remove the mixture. Next, add some salt to the water, and leave the hide for at least a day before using it for your marine. This process should take at least a week to complete, so don’t be alarmed if it takes longer than expected.

Brain paste

To make brain paste from Tandy’s cowhide, begin by cleaning the skin. Wring out the hide, so that the brain mixture will soak into it. Next, apply the paste on both sides. If the hide is too stiff, you can mix in animal grease or moss to make the mixture more pliable. Then, roll the hide up and place it in a plastic food storage or freezer bag. Leave to dry overnight or for 24 hours.

Then, use a food processor or blender to blend the mixture. Pulse it for 30 seconds to a minute. Repeat the coating and stretching steps several times. Be sure to work the hide and membranes well, since brain tanning can cause soreness. This process can be quite messy, so make sure you are prepared for some soreness! But don’t worry – you can learn how to make brain paste out of Tandy’s cowhide with a few simple ingredients.

Dress

The Tandy leather company began expanding in the 1950s, purchasing new product lines and retail stores. In 1953, Tandy purchased the American Handicrafts Company, a company featuring a line of DIY handicrafts and two well-established retail locations in the New York market. The American Handicrafts Company provided Tandy with valuable knowledge of the institutional and school markets. By 1955, Tandy Leather had opened 16 more retail locations and leased sales sites in 75 different cities across the United States.

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