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Offline Greg Pennell

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My “EDC” Horn
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:23:07 AM »
Gents, here are a few pictures of my beat up old horn that I carry hunting and for trail walks, with my Dickert-styled riflegun. I’m partial to lobed horns, and made this one probably about 8 years ago. It’s scratched up with a map of the Battle of Kings Mountain, and the “Join or Die” snake. If I remember, it’s colored with brown Rit dye on the throat, and aqua fortis, brown wood stain, and black tempera powder on the body. Finished with a coat of Johnson’s paste wax. The plug and stopper are figured black walnut, and the plug is held in with hand cut nails.

Thanks for lookin’.

Greg












“Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks” Thomas Jefferson

Offline DougS

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 11:22:46 AM »
Awesome horn Greg.

The color and patina are great.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Doug

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 12:00:54 PM »
Straight out of the 18th century. Very nice !

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 04:00:31 PM »
  Nice work Greg, well done.

     Tim

Offline heinz

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 04:39:03 PM »
Nicely done, I like it.
kind regards, heinz

Offline Robert Hill

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 05:13:57 PM »
Very nice work! Looks right to me.
-Robert

Offline flatsguide

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 05:28:49 PM »
Like Dave said...retrieved right out of the 18th century.
Thanks Richard 

Offline Panzerschwein

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 07:13:11 PM »
Greg that’s a dandy.

Offline Woodsrunner79

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 01:57:23 AM »
That's Beautiful! It's like you reached into my mind and built my perfect horn. Very nice.

Jordan

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 03:17:14 AM »
Great work, Greg. Looks like it came right out of the hills.
Bob
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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 03:55:37 AM »
Greg, well designed and executed. Really nice work.

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 05:17:55 PM »
Dave, did you do the engrailment ( is that the correct word) with a small gouge and ‘V’ chisel?
Thanks Richard

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: My “EDC” Horn
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 06:40:56 PM »
Dave, did you do the engrailment ( is that the correct word) with a small gouge and ‘V’ chisel?
Thanks Richard

Richard, yes. First I filed a “step” in the throat where I wanted the engrailing, then cut the pattern in with a small gouge and parting tool. Then I continued filing the flats, and the rest of the elements of the spout. I should’ve taken the strap off to show the throat area more clearly.

Guys, thanks for all the kind words...almost makes me want to do a few more!  I think my next goal is to try a flat Scottish styled horn, to go with the game bag I made a year or so ago. I’ve tried the bag with several horns I have, and nothing looks quite “right”...I think a flat horn is the answer for that set.

Regards,

Greg
“Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks” Thomas Jefferson