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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Spout Plug for Horn Reply with quote

When I make horns for customers or myself, I always make the spout plug shortly after the hole is drilled. Then I put it in a jar of bear oil (vegtible or olive oil will alos work) and leave it there till it sinks. (Ususally in a couple of days) Pull it out, wipe it off and put in the horn. (May have to be shaved down just a touch to fit right) but you NEVER have to worry about it swelling from moisture and getting stuck or worse yet, splitting the spout!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: spout plug for horn Reply with quote

Good idea! I'd imagine it also makes the plug slightly sticky and prevents shrinkage, both of which would help keep it from falling out, and would also help in sealing out moisture. I'll have to try this. I might even do it with my base plug.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great idea ! I'm always having problems with mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you use soft wood or hard?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to oil and wax mine, but never to the extent you recommend, and they sometimes stuck! Well, thanks for that insight, I'll remember it when I next make a horn!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont treat my plugs with anything but make sure the hole in the horn is tapered as well as the plug to prevent sticking. The waterproofing part would be wise.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to try that.

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