Securing the Joints on my Drag Cart with Rawhide Strips.

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John McDouall Stuart
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Does the rawhide tighten as it dries? Also do you need to do anything to the rawhide as it ages, like you would for tanned leather?


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Yes, the rawhide shrinks & tightens. No best not to treat it in any way. If you were to use sweet oil or neetsfoot oil the rawhide would become supple again & would loosen. Try to keep it dry if you can, other than that it should last for years.
Keith.
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