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Offline Robert Wolfe

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Cute little horn
« on: September 23, 2020, 12:19:15 AM »
Picked up this cute little day/bag/priming horn this past weekend from a picker acquaintance this past weekend for $5. He'd have wanted more for it but it is missing its base plug so he basically gave it too me. I was pretty happy. The base was held in with very small iron pins. The heads are still there but all but two of the shanks have rusted away which probably explains the loss of the base. Anyway, thought I'd share my good fortune.





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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 12:27:31 AM »
Very cool little horn.  Are you going to replace the plug to get it back in its original form? 

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 12:55:15 AM »
A heck of a cute little horn. Who would not want that? Thank you for showing up here with it. Bring it around again when you put a plug in it. Also, ask your picker where it came from. Could be a rifle standing in a a corner in that house.
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 01:47:41 AM »
Yes, I intend to replace the plug. I have a similar small horn that has a very slightly domed plug that I like. Will probably do something like that.
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 04:14:26 AM »
Honest as the day is long
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 04:25:00 AM »
As my young niece would say “t0t3z @d0rbz”

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 05:00:10 AM »
As my young niece would say “t0t3z @d0rbz”

It took me 20 mins to translate that from gen-z electro-Sanskrit....

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 10:42:12 PM »
I finally got around to working on restoring this horn. Think it turned out pretty well.

I cut out a plug from a piece of cherry that I had in the scrap box.


Installed and distressed the plug. There was a small amount of mouse damage on the lip of the horn at the top of the picture so I extended that into the plug.


Had to make some new rusty nails as I could only reuse some of the originals. I also carefully scraped off the little white paint flecks that were all over the horn.

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Offline Arcturus

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 11:40:15 PM »
Beautiful. I like the cherry wood.  Should be good for another hundred fifty years or so. 
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 07:50:28 AM »
The ugly ducking brought to life. Nice work and a super little horn! Thank you for letting us see it in new life.
Dick

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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2022, 07:11:35 PM »
Mr. Wolfe. Good morning Sir. Ya'll took a pigs ear and turned it into a silk purse. Really nice pocket  horn and your restoration was spot on, great job. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week end. AJ.
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2022, 07:27:12 PM »
As my young niece would say “t0t3z @d0rbz”

It took me 20 mins to translate that from gen-z electro-Sanskrit....
Thank you for that. It got me laughing pretty good.
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Re: Cute little horn
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2022, 03:58:26 PM »
Thanks all. She does look better all cleaned up with a new dress on!
Robert Wolfe
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