What Tool / Equipment Is Commonly Used to Secure Horn While Scrimshawing?

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JGW006

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All, would ya’ll share some ideas on what is commonly used, or best used, to hold and secure a horn while doing detailed, intricate scrimshaw? Are there any tools or equipment particularly useful for this?

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JGW
 

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Both hands, knees, thighs, lap. Built in and they work.
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I would suggest the above, but add a thin piece of leather, suede side up, over the lap/legs to help whatever from sliding around.
 

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Believe it or not, a bean bag to rest the horn on while holding it with your hand works pretty well. Sew yourself the size bag you want and fill it with dry navy beans from Kroger.
 

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Believe it or not, a bean bag to rest the horn on while holding it with your hand works pretty well. Sew yourself the size bag you want and fill it with dry navy beans from Kroger.
A LEATHER bean bag would be even better: more grippy.
 
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I have used a shot bag, the canvas type that you buy 25 lbs. of shot in, not the plastic ones. with some sand in it.
 

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Knees and thighs work to hold the horn, Dental picks make ideal "scratching " tools.
 

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I have used a rear bench rest bag(leather) I have also used a rice bag. Thats a freezer bag filled with dry rice amd sealed in a leg section of an old pair of blue jeans. In other words a sandbag.
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Use the leather bean or sand bag to rest the horn on the bench and use a bicycle inner tube to wrap around the horn and bag to secure it.

Clamp a 2x4 or 2x6 to the bench to set the bag and give a place to wrap the inner tube.
 

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some years ago, i ran across a bag of rice in the grocery store that wasn't wrapped the usual el- cheap- o plastic bag. it had the el- cheap- o plastic bag, and then a coarse cloth bag around that, so i snapped it up. it drew some funny looks from the wife and kids, but it's served me well and i've never felt the need to upgrade...

if it ain't broken, don't tinker with it...
 

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I should add, take an old pair of jeans and cut off the legs, zip tie one end, fill with sand of to size desired then zip tie end. I have several different sizes for this and shooting off bench.
 
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