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Offline Bob Gerard

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Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« on: January 23, 2022, 12:31:09 AM »
This was an enjoyable powder horn to make and decorate. The scrimshawing work took a lot more time to do than shaping and plugging the horn itself.
It is my tenth horn of recent. I like using the hunting lad motif and the inscription. I couldn't come up with something to do in the last panel, so I went with a map of the area of NJ that I grew up in.
I kind-of like how it turned out.










Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 12:55:14 AM »
WOW, WOW and WOW! Perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 01:18:08 AM »
Thats very kind! Thanks for looking !

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 01:22:24 AM »
 Bob, That is a Great horn not only the horn work but the carving is skillfully done and the design looks period. Well done.

   Tim
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Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2022, 01:32:42 AM »
Tim, thank you- that's a wonderful compliment from a master, thanks a lot  :)

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2022, 01:37:54 AM »
 Not to mention the color. Thank You.

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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2022, 02:28:45 AM »
Outstanding!

Greg
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Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2022, 03:55:24 AM »
Thank you Greg!

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2022, 11:14:58 PM »
DANG Bob, that is a beauty.  I think this is your best.  I like the caramel color you have gotten on a couple lately, and your engraving is really nice.  Very bold.  Nice deep color on the tip too.   You are hitting your stride with this one.   God Bless,   Marc

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2022, 12:38:26 AM »
Thank you Mark! I am kind of partial to this one too, but that happens a lot with me LOL.

Offline hawkeye

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2022, 12:31:31 PM »
 Very nice work

Offline Dutch Blacky

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Re: Carved and scrimshaw'd Powder Horn
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2022, 12:59:35 PM »
very,  very high level of artificial work.

I just tried to do some scrimshaw decoration of my first horn, and  now I can appreciate the great art behind this work.