I wish I could say my second attempt at making buckskin turned out perfectly, but only half the hide turned out perfectly. This is entire process is harder than I expected. I can say half of the hide turned out nice and soft, the other half is hard or at least crunchy. I'm going to try again. I've learned a lot and this attempt was MUCH better than my first attempt. What I think I need to improve is my graining. If I got that step down pat I really think the buckskins would be good (useable).