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Offline j. pease

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Lead oxide spotted horn
« on: October 07, 2021, 03:02:05 AM »
I helped Art DeCamp with the horn class at Conner Prariie last week. The students made Lehigh horns and learned to decorate with lead oxide. I had previously made this northern Berks county horn witch was decorated as demonstration


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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 04:46:49 AM »
Nice Northern Berks.
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2021, 01:42:30 PM »
Very nice horn. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 01:44:28 PM »
 Good looking horn.

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Offline old george

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 06:20:01 PM »
Nice looking horn.

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Offline Frank Barker

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 06:50:51 AM »
This may be a stupid question but where do you get lead oxide and how is it applied ? I have always liked these horns and would like to make one...
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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 12:36:18 PM »
Frank, here is a link from a discussion here some time ago. I would really like to try it too some time. I hope it may help?
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Offline Frank Barker

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 01:36:58 PM »
Thanks Tim. This looks simple enough. This is where a mask might come in handy and eye protection fooling around with lye. I assume that the lead oxide can be obtained at say Lowes or some other hardware store ?
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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 01:49:38 PM »
Im not at all sure where we can get the quicklime or the lead oxide but would also like to know more. The lye is available as a soap making supply or as they mention a drain cleaner.
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Offline j. pease

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 02:17:28 PM »
You can find lead oxide on Amazon, quick lime can be found at garden stores, also used for lines on football fields. Art DeCamp has a article in the Hornbook by HCH. Art recently sent an updated article that will be in the guilds Hornbook. If you use properly shouldn't have any problem with exposure, only need small amounts to make mixture

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Re: Lead oxide spotted horn
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 02:20:21 PM »
Another trick is to heat horn to about 250 degrees before adding decoration, works better on warm horn, I just read the link and that is pretty much process