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Table of Contents
Buckskin: The Ancient Art of Braintanning
by Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder
Why Make Buckskin?
(132.5K pdf download)
(11.5 K pdf download)
Why Wet-Scrape and What Is Dry-Scrape?
(635.5K pdf download)
Tools (3.5MB! pdf download)
Sharpening (689.7K pdf download)
Skinning, Heads, Brains & So On
Care and Storage of Raw Hides
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(421.8K pdf download)
Uses of the Deer
(1.4MB pdf download)
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Online Journal KNOW
Ukiah Daily Journal
San Francisco Chronicle
The Dirt on Colors
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A Mineral Pigment Primer, Procesing and Using Earth Pigments and Natural Binders.
from SPT Bulletin #15
Natural History and Uses of the Bay Tree (Umbellularia californica) including roasting the edible nuts which contain a mild stimulant.
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Extracting Fiber from the Leaves of Wild Iris, Iris macrosiphon for use as a material in making cordage, string and ropes.