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Offline Tim Crosby

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Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:04:56 PM »
 The horn itself is old, I did nothing to the body but I did rework the Butt and Tip. When it came to me the internal piece of the butt was in place and there were leaks all around it, I'm sure it was a 20c repair. The piece with the threads, best I can tell it is 3/4 x 5 TPI, was glued into the Butt cap, there was no finial on it. The tip had a chip out of it about 5/16s wide. There are/were some bug holes at the butt that had been sealed up with what looks like a Brown glue, they were well done so I did nothing to them. The cap and internal part of the butt looked like they had some sort of finish on them, polly something would be my guess.
 I started by coating the Two wooden pieces with paint remover and getting them stripped down to bare wood. Then the leaks were sealed with Bee's wax. I made a finial up out of Antler but the dome on the cap was to sharp so it had to be rounded. I painted the wood with  Flat Black and sanded it back, the finial was then attached with a long screw. I had removed the threaded dowel, put some glue on it and the screw also held it in place.
 The chip was filled with a piece of leather and the thimble tapped down on it, then pinned with Three steel pins. Coated the whole thing with Brown shoe polish and buffed it. Hopefully it will last another hundred years or so. It is about 12" around the outside curve and 3 at the Butt. Fifteen Brass tacks hold it in place.

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 04:26:20 PM »
great looking horn. I like the thimble a lot. Is that something you’ve seen on 19thc repairs or is it your own creation? I can imagine momma on her hands and knees searching for her darn thimble....
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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 06:07:50 PM »
Tim, you have outdone yourself yet again. I really like how this whole piece turned out, especially the thimble repair of the tip. Way to think outside of the box like our forefathers.
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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 08:31:46 PM »
great looking horn. I like the thimble a lot. Is that something you’ve seen on 19thc repairs or is it your own creation? I can imagine momma on her hands and knees searching for her darn thimble....

 Bobby, I have seen them used as period repairs, It may have been in one of Grant's books, I'll see if I can find it.

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 10:47:30 PM »
Cool repair to a really neat horn.  Two thumbs up.  I like the screw out base.  When I saw it, I could have sworn it was a buff horn from the shape.  Well done Tim.   

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 08:04:55 PM »
That's a really neat piece Tim. I think you did it justice. Lots of great ideas here. Original and in the repairs.

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Offline Frank Barker

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 09:56:00 PM »
I love to see those old horns come back to life. Like you said, good for another century. There's something about a thimble that screams Appalachia...... Nice Job
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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 10:25:52 PM »
Clever and, I would think, a lot like what was done 200 years ago.
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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 02:32:41 AM »
If you don't love this horn and appreciate the restoration done, go back to shooting those vile CFR's.
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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 06:38:30 AM »
A Really Nice job, Tim!!

Love the thimble, too!

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
Tim, Nice restoration. Jerry

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 02:37:09 PM »

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 Bobby, I have seen them used as period repairs, It may have been in one of Grant's books, I'll see if I can find it.

   Tim
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I have an original screwtip horn that has a thimble on the tip. Head cut off and the body has split over the years but it is still there.
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 03:16:24 PM »
Beautiful job...I love seeing neglected things restored to life.

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2019, 03:25:42 PM »

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 Bobby, I have seen them used as period repairs, It may have been in one of Grant's books, I'll see if I can find it.

   Tim

I have an original screwtip horn that has a thimble on the tip. Head cut off and the body has split over the years but it is still there.

I figured so. Id love to see a pic of an original thimble repair if anyone wants to post one they might have at hand.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 05:21:46 PM by Bob McBride »
-Bob

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Re: Old Horn Brought Back To Service
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 09:21:06 PM »
I like the two piece butt cap.I came up with a design to do something similar,except with brass.