Preparation for Tanning Leather A majority of folks think that tanning is the way animal hides are turned into leather. Although it is a key step in the transformation, the tanning step actually gets performed fairly quickly and without much fanfare about 3/4 of the way through the process. Fleshing The first step performed after … Continue reading Making Leather – What Comes Next?
In the Beginning… it Wasn’t Leather. Shortly after not-quite-man began hunting and killing his lunch, he decided that the covering removed from his daily protein could be used for shelter and clothing. The problem with using dried but still raw hides was the fact that sooner or later the hides would rot or stiffen. This … Continue reading Leather – A short History
Hokay!! That is a really loaded question. I did a quick survey out there on the web and found a surprising array of answers. Bike Gear for All Weather? Some folks actually detailed the gear they wore and gave temperature ranges that covered freezy Minneapolis mornings to 95* canyon rides. The cooler end of the … Continue reading It’s Summertime and HOT! Why Leather?