Here is everything you need to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large furbearers, domestic animals, reptiles, and birds. Organization is by specific animals. In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and graduating to larger, more difficult projects, The Complete Book of Tanning also details the tools and equipment necessary for each. Information on making your own tools and tanning solutions is also provided. Whether you're a newcomer to tanning or an experienced hand, this is an invaluable guide to every facet of the age-old. With this how-to reference handy, you can learn to make a number of leather and fur products that are useful and decorative.