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Just a little powder horn work #7589231
05/23/22 08:29 AM
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I got the neck of the horn dyed this weekend. I usually used RIT dye, but the color wasn't coming out good at all, so I switched to leather dye. Color looks good to me. The dye goes past the neck onto the body, so that is cleaned up with a little scraping. Now the engraving can start.

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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589267
05/23/22 09:34 AM
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Looks great, thanks for posting.

Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589268
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Beautiful! Nice to see it come together like this.


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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589274
05/23/22 09:53 AM
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Sweet!


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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589288
05/23/22 10:24 AM
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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589379
05/23/22 12:20 PM
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Fiebings Pro Dye is what I use. There's a way to keep it from rubbing off but I can't remember what it is at the moment.

Mike


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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: Mike in A-town] #7589381
05/23/22 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
Fiebings Pro Dye is what I use. There's a way to keep it from rubbing off but I can't remember what it is at the moment.

Mike


That's what I ended up using. If you remember what to seal it with, please let me know.

Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589382
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I'll have to look it up now... Getting old sucks. Lol

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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589383
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You might ask Tim over on ALR... Seems that's where I remember reading about it.

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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589386
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Might be in here... A coat of paste wax... I think.

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=34284.0

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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589391
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Thanks Mike. Looks like heat to set and a coat of wax afterwards might be the ticket.

Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589423
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Originally Posted by k snow
Thanks Mike. Looks like heat to set and a coat of wax afterwards might be the ticket.


That sounds right. Good luck. And nice work.

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Re: Just a little powder horn work [Re: k snow] #7589594
05/23/22 07:01 PM
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Different dyes for different materials. Horn is protein, leather and hair are protein. Wool is protein. Cotton and linen are vegetable. Ritt is for vegatable fiber. Use a dye for protein. Hair dye works well on horn too.

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