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Offline Tim Crosby

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Leather Covered Horn
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:35:07 PM »
  Making a pattern and fitting the leather was quite a challenge, these are not going to become a regular thing.
 It is about 13 3/4 around the outside curve and 11 3/4" tip-to-tip. The Maple butt is about 2 1/2" hollowed out about 3/4s its length and held by 10 Brass tacks. The tip is two piece antler held together by three pins and to the horn with three more. The leather is Deer hide sewn along the seam with a saddle stitch. It is sewn skin side out and treated with a Dark Brown Carnauba wax followed by a coat of Brown shoe polish and brushed.
 I may yet put a staple somewhere in the neck for a strap but the tip works well as it is.

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 05:03:09 PM »
Dang!  That is too cool.  I love it.  Sort of like a continuous band as a wear surface.  Fantastic work brother. If I didn’t have way too many horns I’d be after that one.  Bet you are going to get a bunch of PMs today.  Let’s see who is first.  🙂 God bless, Marc

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 06:12:29 PM »
Great idea!  I can see where a leather bound horn would be quieter and an asset in the woods.  James Levy
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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 08:07:59 PM »
Tim always enjoy seeing your work.  Does any of it go up for sale?  Couldn't find a web or FB page.

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 11:43:02 PM »
You just contact Tim here. Send him a PM. A lot of his horns get posted on this forum. 

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 12:14:44 AM »
How cool is that!!!

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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 02:13:50 AM »
Great horn,Tim. Thanks for posting. It reminds me of a blowing horn an old hunter had when I was in my teens. It was a very thin horn. The owner said the maker had put a green deer leg hair on skin on it to strengthen it. It had dried like a glove and by the time I saw it most of the hair was worn off.
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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 02:45:19 AM »
My squirrel gun has a leather covered one very similar. It is quite quiet. Very cool Tim.
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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 06:46:02 AM »
Are you taking orders for these?  ;D
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 02:48:15 PM »
Mighty fine looking horn, Tim.  I cringe to even think about making a pattern for that...

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 04:12:49 PM »
Very nice !

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
Tim,

That's one neat looking piece.  Probably have to include a cover charge when you price this one.

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Offline James Rogers

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 07:00:28 PM »
Wow! Now that is a unique thing! You know you want to make about 25 more in a row ; )
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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 07:53:11 PM »
I think the key is wetting and stretching.  I have been wrong before though.....

Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 09:08:54 PM »
Tim: There was an article in Muzzleloader magazine a few years ago showing how to make a pattern to cover a glass bottle. It looked perfect for a horn template. I wanted to do one exactly like yours but never got to it. Perhaps this is how you made your pattern. If I still have the magazine I'll post the issue # if anyone's interested.

  No directions, trial and error, that's the way I do most things so I'm used to it.

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2020, 03:27:29 PM »
That turned out quite well.  I cannot imagine the dexterity it took to hold the horn, hold the hide, and then do the stitching.
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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2020, 08:36:34 PM »
I like it. The color you ended up with on the leather is really nice.

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Re: Leather Covered Horn
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2020, 09:39:23 AM »
Tim, I keep coming back to look at this horn again. That thing had to be a pain to do. I'll have to say again, you certainly don't mind a challenge.
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