Do any of you make your own horns? I've been carving and scrimshawing for a year now. I'm doing my first dye attempt on a horn though. I'm dying the neck brown, and am wondering what I can use to scrape excess dye of the horn without scratching it. I have a book that says to use a furniture scraper, but am wondering what else I can use that I may have laying around the house.
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Mon, 2007-09-24 09:44
Mon, 2007-09-24 09:56#1
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Mon, 2007-09-24 11:29#2
I do not make my own horns (only got so much time) wish I did.
Would be interested in seeing some of your work though. How about posting a few photos?
Tue, 2007-09-25 07:19#3
Yeah, I'll get a few photos up.
Tue, 2007-09-25 10:15#4
Tue, 2007-09-25 10:19#5
Tue, 2007-09-25 10:20#6
Better view of the sun. F&I style.
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Wed, 2007-09-26 04:15#7
I haven't done any work on a horn but I have done a little wood scraping at times. I think a piece of broken glass or single edge razor blade would work very well as a scraper on your powder horn.
BTW.. Great looking powder horn!
Wed, 2007-09-26 05:49#8
Nice stuff there jfrench. Like I said I have not done any but have seen others doing it and I know it is a lot of work.
I have a map horn, small priming horn that I recieved as a gift. My big horn has no scrimshaw work on it at all.
You can kind of see them in the photo of me and the Mrs. under "anyone rendezvous" page 2 of this topic. The priming horn is around my neck in the photo. If I think of it I will try to get a couple of close up photos an post them for you to see
Wed, 2007-09-26 07:20#9
I looked at the photo. Looks like a nice horn. I don't see alot of scrimming on primer horns, especially maps, so that's kind of unique. I'll take a photo of the one I'm working on now for myself. I put a fish mouth on it. I'm getting much better at the carving part. I'll have to post a photo of the miniature horn I made too. It's a gift for an uncle.
Fri, 2007-09-28 05:48#10
Some photos of my priming horn