High Grade Buck Skin was obtained first from South American deer and later from US deer by a special tanning process. It is a very fine grained leather specially produced for the piano industry from about 1860 to 1960 by a family in upper New York State. We were able to scoop up some skins from an old inventory still in possession of the family. This buck skin was used in the finest pianos. We have sorted this buck skin by thickness. It is sold by the sqft and also in smaller quantities. There is more variation in thickness on the material sold by the sqft than in the smaller pieces.
1781 - Extra Thick Buck Skin - 3" x 4" piece between 3.5mm and 4mm thick, useful for harpsichord dampers that need to be glued to delrin jacks, and ideal for buff pads of the buff stop. Use a contact cement like Barge Cement or PlioBond, which makes it easy to peal off the buck skin should you have to remove or reposition it. Colors are natural and olive tan.
Very Thick Buck Skin - is between 2.75mm and 3.25mm, available by the sqft or in smaller pieces. Colors are natural and olive tan.
Thick Buck Skin - is between 2.25mm and 2.75mm, available by the sqft or in smaller pieces. Colors are natural and olive tan.
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Thick High Grade Buck Skin
|Very Thick High Grade Buck Skin - 2.75 mm to 3.25 mm thick|
|#1781||Extra Thick Buck Skin, 3" x 4" piece, 3.5 mm to 4 mm thick||$8.00|
|#17810||Very Thick Buck Skin, 2.75 to 3.2 5mm thick, by the sq ft, 1 sq ft min||$42.00|
|#17811||Very Thick Buck Skin, 2.75 mm to 3.25 mm thick, 1/4 sqft||$13.00|
|#17812||Very Thick Buck Skin, 2.75 mm to 3.25 mm thick, 1/2 sqft||$24.00|
|Thick High Grade Buck Skin - 2.25 mm to 2.75 mm thick|
|#17815||Thick Buck Skin, by the sq ft, 1 sq ft minimum||$38.00|
|#17816||Thick Buck Skin, 1/4 sqft||$12.00|
|#17817||Thick Buck Skin, 1/2 sqft||$22.00|