My First Rum Horn

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I was hoping that I could get some feedback on my latest project. I tried to make it as if a farmer or hunter hand crafted it while sitting around the fire. The end plugs are carved pine with a sea turtle on one end and a box turtle on the other end. The plug is carved poplar, and is a box turtle as well. The entire horn was sealed inside with beeswax and the end caps were sealed with beeswax and five small brass tacks per end. The strap staples were formed from heavy wire. The scrimshaw reads “A Mule’s Ear of Rum,” which I am told is roughly four ounces. The deer on the opposite side is my interpretation of an 1800s calligraphy art piece. Any suggestions are welcome. I’m learning. My apologies for the cell phone camera distortion. Thank you.
 

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Marc Adamchek

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Great horn, really nice scrimwork, especially the deer. My only concern is I think there might be a problem when you pour the rum out, i.e., without a spout of any type it could run down the sides of the horn and be messy. If you could somehow rig a spout of some kind, just to give the rum direction when poured I think the utility would be more in line with the quality of the rest of the horn's aesthetics.
 
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