Finished a Lexington inspired horn

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #1

    johnhalf

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    Hi Folks, here are some pics of a horn i just finished up. Engraving inspired by James Parker and the events at Lexington April 19, 1775
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    Wow!

    That's all I can say!
     
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    Love it.
     
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    Wonderful work my friend. Truly stunning coloration.
    You should be proud.
     
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    Something that nice deserves a better stand. My first thought is a base like you used, with 4 musket balls or musket flints supporting the horn. Maybe some varnish on the balls to keep the lead oxide off the horn. That really shines!
     
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    Looking great. How long did you work on it?
     
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    Thanks Gene. Well if you count the time spent staring at it when trying to decide things a lot . This is my first stab at some of the techniques used and i dont use power tools on the horn itself (i do use a lathe for the plugs) so it took a while. I would guess 15-20 hours.
     
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    The curly maple base plug, period engraving, turned spout plug, faceted steps and the wonderful finish scream for buffalo meat! Heavens, that's one of the most beautiful horns I've ever seen. Back in the early '80s My brother Fred built a horn and engraved it with a period map of Eastern Texas in 1845 that was outstanding. The Manager of Tandy Leather in Beaumont, Texas traded him out of it and I hope it has a good home. Wish In had a picture to share. Johnhalf, if you don't build horns for a living, you've missed your calling! Bravo, Sir!
     
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    Beautiful work of art but I'd be afraid to use it. My luck I'd scratch it up.
     
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    Thanks Treestalker. Compared to the professionals i have a long way to go. I wish i got to see your brothers horn but i am guessing it is well cared for.
     
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    Thanks sir. Scratches just add to the look :)
     
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    Thanks Trent. Ya thats a “5 minute stand”.. like i spent 5 minutes on it so i could take the pics easier. I will need a better one and will consider your ideas for sure.
     
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    That is awesome!! Especially that base plug! Great job!!
     
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    Thanks Ricochet!
     
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    Hey John,,,,,,,,

    I feel a big fat,,,,, "I told you so," coming on...
     
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    :) :)
     
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  17. Aug 18, 2019 at 2:41 AM #17

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    Beutiful horn ya got there Johnhalf:thumbs up:!
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    Thanks Woodsman!
     
  19. Aug 19, 2019 at 3:06 PM #19

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    Hi Johnhalf,

    I've curious as to the map on the Horn. Was that specific to a point in Lexington? I've been studing native cultures for 25 years and newer to longrifle and moving that direction. Always was curious as to the Map and its meaning?

    Wichoun
     
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    Hi Wichoun, the map is of the Lexington Green in Lexington MA as it was on April 19, 1775. It shows some of the important ladmarks of that time. The Green was the spot where some would say the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. Capt James Parker was in charge of the forces for independence and is credited with the quotes on the horn. Later i will try and post a better picture of that part.
     

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