Spiral Horn

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  1. Sep 28, 2019 #1

    Curtis Makamson

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    This small powder horn is 9 3/8 inches on the outside curve. It is 5 ¾ inches at its greatest circumference. It is to be carried in a pouch or pocket. The body of the horn is carved in a spiral manner consisting of eight individual spirals. Each spiral circles the circumference of the horn two times. The spirals continue onto the cherry base plug. No dye was applied. A stopper will eventually be turned for this little horn. Thanks for looking. P5040057.JPG P5040054.JPG P5040047.JPG
     
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    buckskinner35

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    Love it! I would love to have a full size horn like this!
     
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    Jeeze, that is awesome! Love it!!
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    Very nice. The cherry wood end almost looks like a pumpkin carved like that.
     
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    Beautiful ! How long did that take you ? :cool:
     
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    This one is 16 inches on the outside curve, but the spirals are not as tight as those on the smaller horn P2021430.JPG
     
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    What kind of horn was it in the beginning?
     
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    I’ve never worked on one from start to finish without stopping several times. An unfinished horn can lay around here for days, even months, before it is worked on again. Then there is a pretty good chance it will be put aside once work starts on it again. There are usually several of them in various stages of completion and they will each get worked on when I can get my lazy self motivated to do so. Didn’t mean to get long winded, but I really don’t know how much time is on that horn.
     
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    Cow horn
     
  10. Sep 28, 2019 #10

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    Love it. That's one thick horn blank, looking at the fat end with grooves cut in that deep.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2019 #11

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    That is why I asked what kind it was. That is one thick horn. I must have gotten my horns off a "skinnier" breed of cattle.
     
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    Love it! I like how the tip tapers down very small. Also love the shape of the front end of the horn.
     
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    How did you lay out the spirals?

    I know that for fluted knife handles, one wraps wires or strings around, and when they're even, draws pencil lines following them, but I can't picture if the traces would lift up because of the horn's curve.
     
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    Check you conversation folder. A private message was sent in your direction.
     
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    Beauties.:thumb: If I was still collecting (accumulating) horns I would offer to buy those.
     
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    I would love to have the opportunity to buy the larger spiral horn, but I though asking about buying it would be against the rules.
     
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    WOW ! !

    I've never seen anything like that before - wonderful idea, AND workmanship !

    CONGRATS !
     
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    Beautiful workmanship! Never seen anything like this before. Did you use a special knife or carving tool to cut the spirals? I’ve never seen raw horns that thick that you could do carving like that. Art
     
  19. Oct 10, 2019 #19

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    No, nothing special. A hacksaw, small rasps, files, and a bit of luck.
     

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