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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2013, 06:47:37 pm »
Ok.Now we'll start heating the horn.I usually only heat 3" approximately at a time using a chalk line to mark the area.Wave it always and never stay in one spot long.I'm usually about 2 to 3 inches away from the horn.I started using the laser thermometer but after a while using a heat gun you get a feel for exactly how long you should heat it.I get it into the vice within 10 seconds if I can.I heat it a little over 300 degrees that way it gives me time if I bumble.Working with two people is a lot faster and I'm doing this one alone.Which is OK.I've done it before.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2013, 06:48:29 pm »
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2013, 06:52:29 pm »
I make another chalk line below that 3" and move on.It will cool rather quickly .Within 5 minutes.It stays flattened.Horn gets like plastic when it gets hot.Always watch for any browning that might occur.Don't brown it too much.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2013, 06:53:38 pm »
Farther.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2013, 06:54:38 pm »
Side view.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2013, 06:55:44 pm »
Almost done.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2013, 06:57:48 pm »
Oops a little crack on the end.No matter there is still plenty of length here.Right now 25".
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2013, 07:00:16 pm »
Now both are done and it's over to my spindle sander.ve my spindle sander.I flatten them from the inside of the horn then get my width.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2013, 07:03:28 pm »
I cut a little off of each one after sanding.I left myself with 22" long.A little over 1and1/2" wide on big end and a little over an inch on the small end.Plenty for even a 64" bow.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2013, 07:05:14 pm »
No twist and flat as Aunt Jamimas pancakes.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2013, 07:07:22 pm »
Hope you can read the thickness measurements but it's 3/16" thick 75% of it's length.Not bad for me.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2013, 07:08:40 pm »
My old cheapy plastic calipers.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 07:09:59 pm »
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2013, 07:11:09 pm »
And another of the other side.
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Re: Getting horn laminations from gemsbok horn.[Pics added]
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2013, 07:15:22 pm »
Well that's it.No more pictures.These laminations are thick enough for an 80 to 100 pound horn bow.They can be grooved to.
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