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Offline Tim Crosby

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A Question For Robby:
« on: September 13, 2019, 08:29:48 PM »
re: Your post on Mark's thread.

"this might give you an idea what a little color can do.



Robby"

 I will probably never try it but how is that done? A little Tutorial maybe. I can't even keep the crayon inside the lines.

 Thanks, Tim

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 10:08:11 PM »
Tim, The design is scratched in the same as any scrimshaw, sometimes I will deepen it with a skew chisel type tool that cleans it up some and roughens the surface to take the color better. I usually use ink, like on the smaller horn, but for some reason I tried 'Sharpies' on that big one. They ran in the wash, so to speak, and gave the horn a bluish cast, now it's my Babe the Blue Ox horn. It is fairly easy to keep the colorant within the lines but even if I slop it over it is easily scraped off.






The tools are the same ones I use for all my horn work, concrete nails, shaped to various configurations, rehardened, and mounted in dowels.
Robby
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
 With a Sharpe! You've got to be kidding me. Those are Beautiful Bud.

   Tim

PS: Just to make sure, I'm not taking anything away from using a "Sharpie" TC
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 12:47:54 AM by Tim Crosby »

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 12:49:28 AM »
 One more; What do you put the ink on with, a pen?

   Thanks Again, Tim

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 01:54:47 AM »
Those are amazing and beautiful.
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 02:24:49 AM »
Robby thats an outstanding piece of art work.  Great !!    LP

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 02:21:02 PM »
Tim, Before I add the ink I have the surrounding surface of the horn near polished and use a small water color paintbrush to apply the ink. The scrim scratches sop it up pretty good and anything on the surface is  easily wiped off with a paper towel. When I'm done inking it up I knock back the surface with some steel wool so it will take up any pigment better, usually tea, when I boil it. I boil all my horns whether I dye them or not. It accentuates the Scrimshaw lines, I do go kind of deep with them. After boiling and installing the cap I let them sit for a day or so then wipe them down with 0000 steel wool. depending on requirements I may polish them after that, or just put a coat of floor wax on them.
Thank you fellows, much appreciated.
Robby
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 04:58:01 AM »
Robby,..I wish you posted more. You do some killer work. Some may not remember it but a few years back you did an English fox hunting scene that was jaw dropping quality ink to my eye. I may try and dig it up later,...but it was something else. -Aaron 

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 03:47:28 PM »
Thank you aaron, much appreciated.
Robby
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 04:04:25 PM »
Robby,..I wish you posted more. You do some killer work. Some may not remember it but a few years back you did an English fox hunting scene that was jaw dropping quality ink to my eye. I may try and dig it up later,...but it was something else. -Aaron

 Was it this one?

  http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=38578.msg372338#msg372338

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »
Robby,..I wish you posted more. You do some killer work. Some may not remember it but a few years back you did an English fox hunting scene that was jaw dropping quality ink to my eye. I may try and dig it up later,...but it was something else. -Aaron

 Was it this one?

  http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=38578.msg372338#msg372338


Tim, no if my memory isn't imagining things it was a traditional english fox hunting scene. There was some red ink in the work,..probably the coats of the hunters. I think this may be it but photobucket has it blocked.

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=33634.msg322523#msg322523

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 07:08:25 PM »
molon labe
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 07:17:04 PM »
aaron's, when photo bucket went south I removed my pictures as best I could and they are still in a bit of disarray, but I think the one you are referencing is this one. A drinking horn and a blowing horn.



I think I have more of these but I would have to dig a little. will do if you're interested.
Robby
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 08:14:09 PM »
I don't remember ever seeing that blowing horn before.   It was definitely my loss.  The best word I can find to describe the work is inspiring!   Robby, you are truly a master artist.

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 08:55:25 PM »
I think this is the one aaron's.
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=40986.msg398315#msg398315
Robby

One word; dang. (Wouldn't take the "D" word I wanted to use)

 Tim

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 09:56:02 PM »
I think this is the one aaron's.
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=40986.msg398315#msg398315
Robby

Yep,..my mistake thinking it had more color in it but yes that is it. I remember the thread title also. That's ink you don't run into everyday on a powder horn,...thanks for finding it - Aaron

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
I zoomed in on the pics,..yes there is a little red on the huntsman's coat. Lot's of details in that design if you take a minute to look at it.

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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2019, 11:19:10 PM »
Thank you Mark, that's very kind of you. Your fraktur horn has been an inspiration to me. I'm going to try me hand at a blowing horn version. That should keep me out of trouble for a while.
Robby
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Re: A Question For Robby:
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2019, 06:16:32 PM »
With a Sharpe! You've got to be kidding me. Those are Beautiful Bud.

   Tim

PS: Just to make sure, I'm not taking anything away from using a "Sharpie" TC

Not the first time I've seen Sharpie recommended for scrim.

Mike