have a few hides soaking. they were stored as rawhide hides in my bedroom. i dehaired them last winter. degrained 1 today still have some touch ups on it so i resoaked it again until morning. going to get it realy good. i want a nice soft shirt. thinkin im going to make a shirt with the natural shape of the hides. so thinking something like a war shirt kind of shirt. im outta brains. so im going to use lard. ive done this in the past with great success. ill post pics here and there throughout the process. just like brain tanning. but without brains.anyways thats my plan. have a tool i found years ago for getting it all sanded nice and smooth. ill share it with ya when its time to use it.