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#1 MidwestSkylor

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

Does anyone know of a tannery to get hides in Kansas other than Tandy Leather Factory? I won't be buying in bulk. It's just for personal projects and trying to make my skills better. I like to try and support local companies.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

Are you looking for an actual tannery or a leather supplier? There are only a handful of tanneries in the U.S.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

I'm 100% sure that Tandy doesn't actually have a tannery.
Tandy is a retailer/supplier and they buy their hides from tanneries like Herman Oak, and Wickett and Craig, as well as other tanneries in other countries. You may have a local Tandy store, but they are only middle men. If you have not had a good experience with your local store, please check out our suppliers in the ad banner.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

There is Leather Smith Supply Co. in Overland Park KS http://www.leathersmithsupply.com/

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

I guess I need to get used to the terminology. Sorry I am a newbie. I am wanting a leather supplier I guess for whole sides. I was just trying to cut out the middle man and go striaght to the source. Thanks
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

Ah.
You can try Herman Oak Tannery, or Wickett and Craig. Typically, they have a minimum order (I think the HO minimum is 10 sides), so you'll be looking at quite a chunk of change.
If you won't need that much, contact the vendors here. The one I use is Springfield and I know they sell shoulders, bellies, double shoulders, backs, sides and sometimes whole hides.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

There is Leather Smith Supply Co. in Overland Park KS http://www.leathersmithsupply.com/


Actually the Leathersmith in Overland Park is closing their store. I noticed there is a message on their home page.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Total Bummer. Mark at Leathersmith Supply is a great guy. I wish him luck in his other business.
All of the KS suppliers seem to be closing. There was American Leather in Leavenworth, and they closed January.
There are a number of boot and shoe places that deal with the evil empire (Tandy) and get you thier items, but
I don't know any other independant dealers. In Manhattan, try Gary at Manhattan Boot and Shoe Repair. If you just
need a small piece of leather, I'm sure he'll cut some off for you.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Would suggest you contact Springfield leather, they are the closest supplier that has a full line, great products, great customer service and fast shipping that is reasonable.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

in response to this are there any actual tanneries still open around here? i'm looking to buy a coupke thousand kangaroos and have them tanned here instead of importing already processed skins

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

Wickett and Craig has no minimum, you can order one side, they ship and their prices are good, no middle man taking a cut





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