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How I Engrave A Powder Horn

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Here are some photos to share my approach to designing and engraving a Powder Horn. Note how the design changes a bit as I move along with the process.
After shaping the horn I did the borders and established where my drawing panels would go.
Then, like a primed canvas I was ready to work.
This is a flat horn so it’s a little easier to draw and scribe on than round horns, for me.
 

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Here are some photos to share my approach to designing and engraving a Powder Horn. Note how the design changes a bit as I move along with the process.
After shaping the horn I did the borders and established where my drawing panels would go.
Then, like a primed canvas I was ready to work.
This is a flat horn so it’s a little easier to draw and scribe on than round horns, for me.
Can seem to actually "feel" the action of the hunter & dog. Real nice. I haven't graved a horn yet, but glad I read the Sibley's book; setting the horn or whale tooth (resin!) on a bag of sand or such, to cradle it, sounds like the way to go. Thanks.
 

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