My version of church.
5:30 pm, 32* Fahrenheit.
The deer skin before smoking: looking good! No further hair loss, fairly supple, decent drape. I scraped it a bit on my beam with my mezzaluna, to remove the dry alum and soften it a bit more.
Then it was time to smoke it.
No pictures after this point in the process because guess what? My phone died.
I also smoked the egg yolk-dressed sheepskin, and re-smoked a small shearling just for the hell of it (and to add more color).
I used the last of my punk maple, which I forgot to take pictures of.
The smoking took about two hours.Continue reading