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On Friday 06 July 2018 14:27:16 Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2018-07-06, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> > In that case, I hate to say it, but your education is sorely lacking
> > in the fundamentals. Smelting for instance was discussed at length
> > in the high school physics books I was reading by the time I was in
> > the 3rd grade. Don't they teach anything in school anymore? Tanning
> > leather for instance involves a long soaking in strong tea, and
> > doesn't name the brand or genus of the tea, the important part was
> > the tannic acid content.
> IIRC, oak leaves/chips work well also.

Yes, and fairly well too from what I've read when I had a shed full of 
deer skins one winter about 50 years ago.
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