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Offline crowbarforge

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Question for makers of blowing horns...
« on: December 21, 2014, 04:10:58 AM »
I am making a blowing horn for my son-in-law, a "nordic" style with his name scratched into it.  I could use some instructions (pictures would be greatly appreciated) on how  to form the mouth piece.

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Re: Question for makers of blowing horns...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 05:54:32 AM »
Crow, here a a couple I made some years ago. One is a blowing horn, the other for drinking,or as I use to say, Call your mates to meeting, and toast them when they arrive, Hah! Maybe they will give you some ideas.














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Re: Question for makers of blowing horns...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 04:59:17 PM »
 Although this is for an applied mouth piece it may help:

   http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=17399.msg162759#msg162759

 For a mouth piece that is part of the horn, I start with a 1/2" straight sided counter sink and work from there, a 1/4" hole is drilled first. Be sure and do all the drilling and inside shaping before you shape the outside, that way there is less chance of splitting.

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Re: Question for makers of blowing horns...
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 07:12:58 PM »
For me integral mouth pieces are usually to small to work...kind of like trying to play a tiny coronet or a french horn...so I search the antique junk shops, or even ask the used instrument type shops for an old mouth piece big enough for a trombone, baritone, or even a tuba...this works really well for larger horns...also, a turned and applied tip like Tim posted on his great tutorial works really well too...
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« Last Edit: December 21, 2014, 07:15:44 PM by T.C.Albert »
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Re: Question for makers of blowing horns...
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 12:14:08 AM »
Thanks friends....Tim, I found that thread during a search after I posted. I will follow your suggestions and see what we can come up with...

Robby....IMPRESSIVE!  Mine will be a bit more, er...primitive. Those are some fine horns and wonderful carving.