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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by doc nock on Today at 12:14:22 PM »
Dave,just simply meant the work is the easy part(grinding,drilling,sanding).It's the layout that is the work.There's just an endless amount of avenues you can go down with these.
 

I see... That's quite understandable... Course, options require ability to consider to do... me? As I've aged, I gotten way more simplistic....Form follows function...or perhaps I've just gotten lazy?  Who knows? ::) :P

Bottom line is I look at the antique furniture I Have that was handed down and see how they're built with all hand tools, time, talent, patience...amazes me the work that went into them...

Course, now today, people don't care as they're happy with RTA stuff from across the puddle...
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The Campfire / Re: Stretching the legs
« Last post by Tony Van Dort on Today at 07:24:02 AM »
Cool!!  

:camp:
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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by vtmtnman on Today at 06:35:17 AM »
Stuff like that takes way too much patience for me to even attempt!!!!

Very nice horn!
Thanks!
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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by vtmtnman on Today at 06:34:53 AM »
Dave,just simply meant the work is the easy part(grinding,drilling,sanding).It's the layout that is the work.There's just an endless amount of avenues you can go down with these.
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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by goingoldskool on August 17, 2019, 09:37:45 PM »
Stuff like that takes way too much patience for me to even attempt!!!!

Very nice horn!
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The Campfire / Re: Stretching the legs
« Last post by goingoldskool on August 17, 2019, 08:41:58 PM »
Range was 50 yards and here's a picture of the rifle...
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The Campfire / Re: Stretching the legs
« Last post by doc nock on August 17, 2019, 08:17:55 PM »
Guess having it all together is why some guys have a different pouch/possibles bag for each caliber...I avoid that with one gun! :):)
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The Campfire / Stretching the legs
« Last post by goingoldskool on August 17, 2019, 07:18:51 PM »
Just picked a .45 flintlock and it was delivered Monday.
Chomped at the bit all week and finally got to get to know her alittle today....
It's a custom built rifle by a gentleman from Georgia and I think we are going to be spending some time together.  Right now I'm playing with load and patching... and I think I'm heading in the right direction.
Powder load of 70gr of fffg pushing a .445 ball. Patch thickness tried thus far is .010 and .015.
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This is 4 shots with .010
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5 shots with .015.
I do have some thicker stuff that I want to try, but I just didn't have time today...
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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by doc nock on August 17, 2019, 06:26:53 PM »
Not sure what your comeback meant, but for me, after doing a teeny bit of drilling & sanding on antler, the stench was overpowering, so to see all those grindings, ringlets for tying on stuff, it just amazes me and it's so totally white! I can only imagine that takes some tedious bit of working...

A Porsche mechanic used to tease when we'd chat about boring out the cylinders for his racing car, he'd say he'd bore it out till he punched thru the water jacket then back off 10 thousands...  8)

I have the same concept about grinding cow horns like that!

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Crafting / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by vtmtnman on August 17, 2019, 02:00:23 PM »
Most times,at least for me, the hardest part with them is figuring out what you'll do with them.
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