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More bison powder horn work #7545308
03/31/22 08:28 PM
03/31/22 08:28 PM
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Started working on the base plug. This one is out of plain pine, I have a plan for a native inspired horn, so the plug will likely end up painted. No point using good wood for that. I am hand fitting this one. I don't shape the bases over a round form yet, have to get the lathe going for that. So, I fit them by hand to the natural shape of the horn base. I cut out the wood piece and the rasp and file it to fit the horn. When I install the base, I will boil the horn for a bit to get the base soft, then lightly tap the base plug in, seating it a touch deeper than I have it dry fit. The plug is also glued and pinned at this stage.

Here is the plug mostly fit.
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Here I have eight lines drawn to help line up the pins to hold the base in.
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Here I have marked the horn to pre drill holes for the pins. Horn will split if you try to drive a pin through without a hole.
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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545318
03/31/22 08:35 PM
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I cant wait to see how good that will turn out


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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545334
03/31/22 08:46 PM
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Snow, I'm sure you get tired of hearing this but you do beautiful work. I like the simplicity and natural look of a natural shaped base. So what are you using to pin the base with, brass?


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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545341
03/31/22 08:51 PM
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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: 20scout] #7545348
03/31/22 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
Snow, I'm sure you get tired of hearing this but you do beautiful work. I like the simplicity and natural look of a natural shaped base. So what are you using to pin the base with, brass?


I am always grateful to hear compliments. Like most craftsmen, I am my own worst critic.

This one will have antiqued brass tacks around the base. Maybe two rows, not sure yet. Sometimes I don't have a plan until I start doing something. Just let things happen, and most often they work out okay. I am leaning towards a beaded strap, maybe not. Depends how fast I want this one on, and off, the market.

Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545387
03/31/22 09:39 PM
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Gonna be a dandy, nice!

Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545432
03/31/22 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by k snow
Originally Posted by 20scout
Snow, I'm sure you get tired of hearing this but you do beautiful work. I like the simplicity and natural look of a natural shaped base. So what are you using to pin the base with, brass?


I am always grateful to hear compliments. Like most craftsmen, I am my own worst critic.

This one will have antiqued brass tacks around the base. Maybe two rows, not sure yet. Sometimes I don't have a plan until I start doing something. Just let things happen, and most often they work out okay. I am leaning towards a beaded strap, maybe not. Depends how fast I want this one on, and off, the market.

Sometimes the work will tell you what it wants. It's fun when that happens as you don't know what it's going to look like until it's done.


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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545523
04/01/22 12:23 AM
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Looking forward to the end product


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Re: More bison powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7545559
04/01/22 04:30 AM
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Thanks for shareing ! Bob

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