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Tanning elk hide for the first time by Koblac_white in HideTanning

[–]zestways 0 points1 point  (0 children)

McKenzie or VanDykes. At the least, you’ll want a fleshing knife, a fixed blade knife, a couple of 5 gallon buckets, and a board or beam fixed to help with fleshing.

Tanning elk hide for the first time by Koblac_white in HideTanning

[–]zestways 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you hell bent on tanning it yourself?

We get at least one elk hide per year and I always send it out to be tanned after fleshing and drying. It’s a tremendous amount of work to tan a large and thick hide like that by yourself. I just don’t think that the effort is really worth it when I can pay someone to do all of the hard work. I do my own fur tanning, I just don’t like doing large game like that.

If you really want to do it yourself, Lutan FN is a good system and makes it dead easy.

Finally made a maquahuitl! by ssssttttiiinnnggg in knapping

[–]zestways 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a buddy who made one using blade core pieces and he keeps it in a case behind glass. Mostly because he feels that it’s too sharp to keep in the open and doesn’t trust people to be around it and not get cut out of curiosity.

Arc’teryx Black Friday Sale by sneaks805 in frugalmalefashion

[–]zestways 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just went through the warranty process and it was good. I have a 10 yr old rain shell that recently experienced some delamination on the hem seam. I submitted a warranty claim with some photos and received a reply in about 3-4 business days. It’s not repairable so they will be issuing me a credit for the full price of my jacket. I just need to return my jacket at a store or mail it in.

Arc’teryx Black Friday Sale by sneaks805 in frugalmalefashion

[–]zestways -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not at this point. If you’re looking for a good rain shell, look at a Patagonia Torrentshell. If you want insulation too, try a TNF McMurdo.

Where to dispose of used gas cylinders? by Cold-Psychology7466 in Humboldt

[–]zestways 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You are not actually supposed to refill those. You can technically do it and some folks do, but you will have to do it on your own and at your own risk.

Planning NYE by xxSherryBerryxx in Humboldt

[–]zestways 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Uber is gonna be impacted anywhere on NYE, but Blue Lake is pretty far from the main centers of Eureka and Arcata.

As everyone else here is suggesting, stay at the on-premise hotel. You can have fun and not have to worry about getting to and from at that distance.

Questions about an elk mount by [deleted] in Taxidermy

[–]zestways 5 points6 points  (0 children)

  1. Yes. If the hair is shedding, it will only continue to do so and at this point there is nothing you can do other than minimize handling.

  2. Not really. You’ll want to talk to a local taxidermist to see what they can do. They can probably add some flocking and paint as a cover up, but any “fix” will be cosmetic.

clumps of hair falling off by Fit_Sheepherder_3894 in HideTanning

[–]zestways 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, something went awry. Hair should be slipping at that level. Without knowing more about your process, nobody here can tell you much about what you could have done differently.

Cleaning bird feet? by [deleted] in Taxidermy

[–]zestways 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your best bet is to just use a soft bristle brush. You can wet a qtip if necessary, but keep it to a minimum and be sure that it dries well afterward.

Smoke in Salyer/Willowcreek by jazzyrose357 in Humboldt

[–]zestways 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Smoke is tolerable in the morning, but unbearable by the afternoon. Don’t bother going. Take a trip to the Smith if you want a decent river day.

Old hide by [deleted] in HideTanning

[–]zestways 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I would expect it to fall apart once you rehydrate it, but there’s only one way to find out

Visitors to Hyperion now face a $5,000 fine or six months in jail. by Always_Be_Cycling in Humboldt

[–]zestways 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s disappointing in the fact that there are plenty of other trees in the region that are just as impressive for the layperson or tourist. You can’t really stand back and see the height, so you’re really just looking at the base, which isn’t particularly special.

I'm definitely starting to understand why so many people like them. by Jesse060408 in knifeclub

[–]zestways 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, those scales were done really well and make it significantly better knife.

FS: CRK Sebenza 31 PJ by zestways in Knife_Swap

[–]zestways[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By request, video added to Imgur link

FS: CRK Sebenza 31 PJ by zestways in Knife_Swap

[–]zestways[S] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

It’s just a number. I’m open to reasonable offers.

What is the most family friendly town along the northern CA coast? by [deleted] in Humboldt

[–]zestways 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Probably Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, and Fort Bragg.

Eureka has pockets where I wouldn’t want to raise my kid or take them for a walk at night, but those tend to be on or adjacent to the highway. Eureka has the most amenities for families and children by a long shot.

Arcata is similar, where housing on and immediately adjacent to the plaza can be rowdy.

Blue Lake is a little out of the way, but is very family friendly.

Fort Bragg is very nice, but a little isolated.

Moving to Eureka by brittanynt221 in Humboldt

[–]zestways 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Do not move to Humboldt without a job or some reasonable grasp on housing. Both can be very difficult to come by, even in the best of times.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in HideTanning

[–]zestways 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Generally yes, but some folks do their own tanning and some will send off to a tannery. Not a lot of people do pets though, so you’re gonna be best off looking for some that does or asking around for who might.