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Tubari
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:50:35 PM »
I thought I would mention this in case anyone is contemplating sending fur off to the tannery. I shipped a bunch of stuff to Tubari last year and just got it back recently. First time I had shipped them anything.
I have to say I am unhappy with the results. Probably never send them anymore.
Bunch of beaver they all look like the fur has some kind of chemical burn. Wavy and not straight fur anymore. Some of them the guard hair is in tufts. Does not look good. Probably suitable for lining something. Interestingly enough I was at Amanda Platonis to deliver some furs for the Miss Rodeo vest and she had some beaver that came for Tubari and they looked the same way. Coon and skunks didn't come out too bad and a couple otter look OK but to tell the truth they don't look as good as what I have received from Moyle in the past. Beaver are the real killer though.
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 07:55:00 PM »
Moyle is the place to go eh?


What's the difference between taxidermy and dressing on the fur price list?

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 09:47:03 PM »
I used Tubari recently (first time).

Only sent one beaver in but it is exactly as you described.
I don't know a damn thing about fur compared to you but my coons, cats, otters, & mink all look okay  :dunno:

What I was turned off by was the "customer service", or lack thereof.
At times, it almost seemed (and sounded on the phone) like I was dealing with some mafiosos  :chuckle:.
Actual turnaround time was about 3-4 months longer than what I was told before sending in my furs. Don't know if that's a normal thing just to get you to send your stuff to them (and not to Moyles instead) or if they were swamped.

When they finally called to say my stuff was ready, I paid with my credit card. I was told my furs would be sent out the next day after I paid. They weren't sent out for another 6 business days and that was after I had to call them to remind them to ship my stuff.

Won't use them again. Not sure why I did in the first place. Moyles is much closer to home and seems a lot better. Already sent them some furs.


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Re: Tubari
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 12:27:55 AM »
Moyle is the place to go eh?


What's the difference between taxidermy and dressing on the fur price list?
I don't know that much about it but my understanding is garment dressed furs are thinned to make them more pliable for garments. Taxidermy dressed are not thinned. Maybe more to it then that.
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
I have heard the difference is that garment tanning can not be rehydrated.
Taxidermy tanning can be rehydrated (to be stretched and mounted on a form).

I was told they're both thinned on some type of fleshing machine.

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 04:10:54 PM »
I have heard the difference is that garment tanning can not be rehydrated.
Taxidermy tanning can be rehydrated (to be stretched and mounted on a form).

I was told they're both thinned on some type of fleshing machine.


Nope, the taxidermist will do his own thinning if he has to, to mount the animal skin on the animal form.

Garment tanning is thinned because it is turned into a garment and you don't want something heavy.
Garment skins are cut into strips for example and sewed back together.
If it is not thinned you will have a very hard time sewing the skins and break a lot of needles either by machine or by hand.

I know enough about both industries.  I've been involved with Fur Makers way back into the 1980's, including Fredrick and Nelsons stores.
I have a very close friend that is a taxidermist and has had it for close to 50 years.
JC   :hello:



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Re: Tubari
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
If a guy just wanted a skin to hang on the wall or toss over the back of a chair then go with taxidermy ?   

Friend wants a coyote skin just to have so I think I'll give him one, he can send it down to the tannery on his dime but he'll need the particulars

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 05:03:53 PM »
I have heard the difference is that garment tanning can not be rehydrated.
Taxidermy tanning can be rehydrated (to be stretched and mounted on a form).

I was told they're both thinned on some type of fleshing machine.


Nope, the taxidermist will do his own thinning if he has to, to mount the animal skin on the animal form.

Garment tanning is thinned because it is turned into a garment and you don't want something heavy.
Garment skins are cut into strips for example and sewed back together.
If it is not thinned you will have a very hard time sewing the skins and break a lot of needles either by machine or by hand.

I know enough about both industries.  I've been involved with Fur Makers way back into the 1980's, including Fredrick and Nelsons stores.
I have a very close friend that is a taxidermist and has had it for close to 50 years.
JC   :hello:

So, the tannery doesn't do any thinning on a pelt for "taxidermy tan"?

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 05:17:51 PM »
If a guy just wanted a skin to hang on the wall or toss over the back of a chair then go with taxidermy ?   

Friend wants a coyote skin just to have so I think I'll give him one, he can send it down to the tannery on his dime but he'll need the particulars

Garment tanning if you are hanging on a wall or over a chair.

Taxidermy tanning is if the pelt is going to be mounted by a taxidermist.

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 07:01:18 PM »
If a guy just wanted a skin to hang on the wall or toss over the back of a chair then go with taxidermy ?   

Friend wants a coyote skin just to have so I think I'll give him one, he can send it down to the tannery on his dime but he'll need the particulars

 :yeah: I have a friend that does some tanning and does a very good job I might add. He gave me a beaver he had tanned but he didn't thin it. The thing was very stiff almost like sole leather.

Garment tanning if you are hanging on a wall or over a chair.

Taxidermy tanning is if the pelt is going to be mounted by a taxidermist.
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 08:39:32 PM »
If a guy just wanted a skin to hang on the wall or toss over the back of a chair then go with taxidermy ?   

Friend wants a coyote skin just to have so I think I'll give him one, he can send it down to the tannery on his dime but he'll need the particulars

Garment tanning if you are hanging on a wall or over a chair.

Taxidermy tanning is if the pelt is going to be mounted by a taxidermist.
Taxidermy tanning cost twice as much and it's a different tanning process. I was told by them.
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 07:05:21 AM »
Anyone had good or bad luck with promise land in omak?
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 08:28:06 AM »
I've had great luck in the past with Moyle on fox, lynx, wolverine, beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, marten and wolves! In other words everything I trapped in the past went to them. All my fur goes to them no question. Plus the prices are amazing.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 09:40:48 AM »
 :yeah: :yeah:
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2018, 01:10:12 PM »
Moyles ruined some civets I sent them plus they were pretty rough on some other small furs I sent a couple years ago. That was the reason I tried Tubari. Moyles did a good job on small stuff in the past for me but with their increase in business and I guess new personnel it seemed things went down hill. If I send in larger animals it will probably be Moyles but still searching for someone to do small stuff better.
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