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Offline Curtis Makamson

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First Post/A Flat Horn
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:23:05 PM »
The first post is always scary. There is a heck of a lot of hesitation about placing photos of my work among those of more accomplished artisans.  Nonetheless, here are photos of a smallish flattened horn.  The carving is minimal.  The base plug is oak.  The stopper was turned from a hard wood dowel.  The engraving is more of a contemporary style featuring a couple of Gulf Coast residents.  It was primarily done using a stippling technique.  My wife says the crab looks like the Darth Vader version.  Thanks for looking.










« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 12:10:06 AM by Tim Crosby »
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Re: First Post
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 04:49:07 PM »
Curtis, very nice horn! I love the oval shaped butt cap.
I see many hours of stippling. great job.
Gus

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 04:51:12 PM »
Curtis , Welcome aboard , this site is FULL of really talented people . There is hardly a topic that you won`t find someone here with some knowledge or experience . Your artistic talent is very evident in this horn . That is a nice piece of work. Do you do any horns or scrim with more traditional art? Nice Job!!  Show us more!!      Nate

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Re: First Post
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 06:17:41 PM »
Excellent work. I like that horn very much.

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Re: First Post
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 06:52:12 PM »
 Horn work looks Great, nice job. The design and Carving is also very well done.

   Tim C.
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Re: First Post
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
Welcome,Curtis. This is beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it.     Bob
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 09:31:02 PM »
  Curtis, I like your horn..Quite different layout with the crab design.   Well done... Also like the slant on the butt...Thanks for sharing an Welcome to the ALR....Oldtravler

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 12:21:13 AM »
 Second look, I'm from Blue Crab country that Crab looks like a Stone Crab, being Gulf Coast I take it it is.
To me it looks evil but I know they taste Good. You did a Wonderful job on the Horse Shoe Crab. Once again Well done.

  Tim C.


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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 03:00:40 AM »
Good to see you here Curtis. Nice flat horn and scrim. As usual, the scrim is kind of fishy! LOL

Steve
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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 03:02:22 AM »
Looks great.. Where did you get the draw pull thing for the back?

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Offline Curtis Makamson

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 03:19:17 AM »
Looks great.. Where did you get the draw pull thing for the back?

JB

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Offline Marcruger

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 03:49:38 AM »
Welcome sir.  That is beautiful work.  You have quite the talent.  Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 04:28:36 AM »
Lots to like and admire, very nice work,
always nice to see something done differently 
only flintlocks remain interesting..

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 03:32:28 PM »
I like it ;D
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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 12:48:56 AM »
It's always nice to see someone's work who I admire. Welcome aboard Curtis and as always you do beautiful work.

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 02:00:59 AM »
Well hello old friend!......Very nice job as usual!

Rick
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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 01:59:17 PM »
Curtis... Your flattened horn is very nice. I love the layout and design. Your stippling or scrimshaw is is exceptional. If you are just a beginner my friend I can't wait til you get another year under your belt.

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Re: First Post/A Flat Horn
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 06:07:04 PM »
 Wow I love your art work. It takes my back to being a kid walking around with a bucket and a crab net nutzing around the salt marshes and docks. I'm normally not a fan of contemporary art on horns, this time I love it. BJH
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