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Offline JW_Halverson

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Started a horn project
« on: October 10, 2019, 04:56:30 pm »
While I have been waiting for several horn blanks to be shipped, I decided to start on the carry strap. Several frustrating hours into the project I realized I had forgotten all the techniques for finger weaving woolen yarn. Then I remembered an inkle loom maniac owed me a small favor. I contacted her and listed several colors I wanted. Within several hours she sent me a photograph of the finished powder horn woven of hand dyed woolen yarn. I will finish off the ends with leatherwork appropriate to the powderhorn when it is finished.

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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 09:56:52 pm »
That's niiiice!   ;D   8)
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 10:38:34 pm »
Very neat job!  That will make the horn look good!
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 10:51:51 pm »
That's niiiice!   ;D   8)

Glad you like it.
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 02:56:17 am »
Way cool JW  :OK ! Bob
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 08:42:49 am »
Wow, doesn't take her long.  Good looking piece of work, JW.
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 02:29:31 pm »
A wee bit of time with a lathe and some walnut. We have a plug!
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 02:50:57 pm »
Keeps getting gooder and gooder.  8)
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 09:36:25 pm »
Tonight I got some Hands-On therapy to help me fix the bad space my head was in. Everyday is born full of potential and opportunity. Today was one of those days, but everything seemed to go wrong.

Tearing into this horn was my way of getting back some of that potential. At least I can see progress in a physical form on the bench.
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 10:17:13 pm »
Octogon segment roughed in now.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 10:25:42 pm »
You are out doing yourself, John but I know how important therapy can be. Keep up the good work.   ::)
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 11:18:27 pm »
Looking good, JW!  Remember "illegitimate non carborundum"!  Or Don't let the bas***ds grind you down!
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2019, 03:20:50 pm »
Looking good, JW!  Remember "illegitimate non carborundum"!  Or Don't let the bas***ds grind you down!
Hawkdancer

Well, this bass turd is grinding down, well-scraping really, the horn.

I plan on dying the lower end of the horn that is modified/shaped with a combination of black and cocoa brown RIT dye. The upper end will be left in it's natural color.

Now I gotta remember where I put the last dozen ebony fiddle pegs I bought years ago just for this purpose. I DO remember I was going to put them right where I would never forget them, that much I remember. What am I saying? I am going to make a trip to Haggarty's just to buy another $2 fiddlepeg.
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 03:27:33 pm »
Sweet, JW! I'm glad to see you finally got started on another one for me ;D 8). just kidding, if you can't find your fiddle peg let me know. I have some.
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Re: Started a horn project
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2019, 08:20:02 pm »
Sweet, JW! I'm glad to see you finally got started on another one for me ;D 8). just kidding, if you can't find your fiddle peg let me know. I have some.

If, by chance, you still have that little bison priming horn, could you send me a.photo?  I cannot find any images of it.

I might be buying a bench too turning lathe. Turning spouts and base plugs suddenly gets much easier. I might be doing a few more horns!

Tonite's progress:
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