recently, while trying several times on a thick hide to get it soften as it dries i started thinking, is there anything natural that would basicaly wash out the "glue" that binds a hide hard as it dries? i know how to tan a hide several different ways naturaly. all involve a lot of effort. was just letting my mind wonder as i go about my 4th attempt at this thick hide. lol wish the weather would cooperate a bit. im getting older and 90 degree days kick my butt. im just not that fast anymore.