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Offline David Rase

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Priming Horn
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:33:27 AM »
After my oldest daughter took me to a fathers day brunch at Naval Submarine base Bangor I went home and took a break from rifle carving and built this horn.  A friend gave me the raw horn on Tuesday night.  Well actually another friend and I shamed him out of it since he does not shoot flint.  It was a pretty old horn and was plenty dry so it did not scrape very well.  I had to resort to files, sandpaper and steel wool to get a surface finish on it that was acceptable.  I started out with intentions of building a traditional horn but halfway through the project I let my artistic license take over and below is what I ended up with.  The horn is 7 1/2" around the outside curve and the base plug is 1 3/4" diameter.  The base plug is maple, the screw tip is antler and the spout plug is boxwood.
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 05:47:31 AM »
Thats an eye catcher Dave. I like it.

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 07:35:54 AM »
It's beautiful David. Well done. At 7 1/2 inches, that's more of a pocket or bag horn. Unless you're priming cannons. LOL

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 01:39:15 PM »
Really classy, great colors

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 02:28:23 PM »
 Neat little horn, well done.

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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 04:45:20 PM »
Classy little horn, Dave.        Bob
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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 08:49:42 PM »
That's a piece of art,just beautiful

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 10:33:37 PM »
Nice horn David, and a nice size for the purpose.  Most of my primers are too small, and over the course of a day's shooting, I sometimes run low.  Not so with this one.  Great colours in the horn.
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Offline PPatch

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 12:52:08 AM »
A beautiful little horn Dave, Well done. I'm always impressed with your work.

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 06:16:50 AM »
Dave, I don't know if we can allow you to have artistic thoughts. ;D Nice little horn.

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Re: Priming Horn
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 12:10:54 AM »
That is a very nice horn!  You did well.

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