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Offline Robby

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Loose the hounds!
« on: January 14, 2016, 05:16:59 AM »
Haven't done a hunters horn in a long time and the hands don't work as good as they use to, but it was fun!

It has a nice mellow bay to it.
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« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 04:53:10 AM by Robby »
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 05:24:20 AM »
Wow, nice job!

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 05:53:11 AM »
Nicely done! Maybe this will push me to make one.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 06:31:42 AM »
Robby; Sir, this horn has a outstanding subject matter. I believe the current hand, eye coordination worked very well together. I think the workmanship is out standing. Great color. Thanks for sharing. AJ.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 07:08:33 AM »
 Beautiful work. It has a look that reminds me of acid etching on metal. Do you use special tools?
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 03:11:21 PM »
Okieboy, Other than files and rasps to shape the horn, I use these tools I make from concrete nails to scrimshaw with. Its kind of hard on the hands but its the only way I know.

Thank you fellows!!
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 04:49:56 PM »
  One word; Outstanding!


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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 05:26:22 PM »
Great horn.  One of my favorites to come along in awhile.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 05:43:54 PM »
Wonderful horn! unique & skillfully made

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 06:30:22 PM »
Very nice, indeed Robby.  Love the color.  Is it natural, or did you use something on it?  Thanks.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 08:53:41 PM »
Ky-Flinter, I buy the cheapest tea I can find in bulk, this time it was Lipton, and boil it. Checking from time to time and adding more tea till it is the color I like.
Robby
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 11:00:39 PM »
Your artistry is amazing; don't "blame" your hands, kiss them!  Robby, you are incredible.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2016, 04:39:47 AM »
Excellent Robby!
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2016, 02:42:54 PM »
Wow! I would love to have that.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2016, 02:57:40 PM »
^ Me too! Very nice work, sir.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2016, 06:29:40 PM »
I love the work and the warmth of the horn. Most excellent. I especially like the owl! 😀

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2016, 07:04:47 PM »
Fantastic horn work. Impressive to say the least.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2016, 10:15:47 PM »
Truly beautiful work.  I like the map on one side, scene on the other, all so well done.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2016, 08:23:57 PM »
What a classy and instantly classic horn!
I really appreciate the art, talent and work that went into it.
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2016, 11:31:20 PM »
This is what It sounds like. I emailed this to a friend and somehow he loaded it to that site. If I had known I would have taken a deeper breath, hahahahah, good fun all the same!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T8pX2Xf8pg&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2016, 07:52:28 PM »
Beautiful work of art.  Area depicted is just a little east from my neck of the woods, so that makes it more interesting to me.  Great work.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2016, 08:57:52 PM »
Very nice color and work. Hounds and horns just go together.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 02:11:30 AM »
Nicely done Robby.  Love the way you presented and executed your theme.  Darn good horn work to boot. 
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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 05:32:00 AM »
  I had one of these when I was a kid, because Robin Hood had one on TV.  I would step out into the back yard and give it a long blow, and when I stopped I could hear dogs barking from all over the area.  It's time for a new one.

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Re: Loose the hounds!
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2016, 06:18:43 AM »
We raised and hunted foxhounds when I was growing up. More often than not it fell to my lot to feed and care for them. We would have as many as 20 at a time in the pack. When we were raising pups I was to blow the horn on my way to the kennel to feed. This trained them to come to the horn. One person could lead the whole pack with no problem. We had leadstraps made in varying lengths (thats how I learned to splice rope). Two hounds were coupled together side by side on each lead. You always fastened an old dog with a young one. The rule was if their nose passed my leg it got a swat with the rope. The older dogs policed the pups and trained them for you. The horn I used wasn't as nice as that one.
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