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Offline vtmtnman

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Finished a horn for a friend
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:21:02 PM »
Finished this up the other day.Hand filed the stopper,took some copper wire and forged the nails,Linseed oil on the pine base plug.Those are his initials on the plug.The scrimshaw banner is his nickname.A little rough but improving with everyone.














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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 05:07:40 PM »
I cannot even fathom what all is involved in such a project--- I'm speechless--- and those what know me know that just don't happen easy ::) 8)

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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #2 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #3 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #4 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 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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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 12:00:37 PM »
That looks pretty dang sharp to me!

Darren

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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 02:31:08 PM »
That looks pretty dang sharp to me!

Darren

Thanks!

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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 08:19:16 AM »
great work indeed!  :thumbs:  :thumbs:
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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2019, 07:55:21 PM »
Very nice looking Horn :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2019, 01:48:18 PM »
Thanks fellas

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Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2019, 05:47:18 PM »
Very nice.......!!