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Tubari
« on: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 07:55:00 PM »
Moyle is the place to go eh?


What's the difference between taxidermy and dressing on the fur price list?
I should be out hunting lions, thanks WDFW

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Re: Tubari
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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.
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Re: Tubari
« Reply #6 on: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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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