Leather tanning | The Wooden Drum

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Follow the installation of a new wooden tanning drum at Red Wing Shoe Company’s S.B. Foot leather tanning facility.  Sturdy, high-quality leather is essential to the process of building a durable Red Wing boot. Red Wing Shoes’ S.B. Foot Tannery uses time-tested wooden drums for the tanning process. Tanning agents, dye and oil are fed into the drum and rotated with the leather hides for 12 hours on average. The time it takes to tan a hide depends on the thickness of the leather and the desired penetration of the dye.

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