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mlbrant
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: new to making horns Reply with quote

i want to start making powder horns. never have made one before. i am not a very talented or skilled person in this craft. I was wondering if anyone with little skill in this craft can make them? does my talent and skill get better with each horn made? can anyone give me advice and how to get started? would also like to know what tools to use.

thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recreating the 18th Century Powder Horn by Scott & Cathy Sibley is highly recommended. It is probably the best "how to" manual available to get you started.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try ( thehornersbench.com ) A lot of good horner there and all willing to help ya.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could just get a couple of cheap raw horns, google it, read some books, and have a good time learning. You might even end up with something you're proud of; and even if it ain't beautiful, you can at least say you tried doing it yourself.

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elarges
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have tried thehornersbench website, but it's not there. Sibley's book...as was posted earlier, is great!
I just had a friend turn a double-ended horn shaper for me, so now I'm just waiting to get trapped in by snow and cold! Looking forward to starting my first horn!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try putting "proboards" before the .com that should work....if not google it, I'm pretty sure that will!
Sibley's book should be #! on any prospective hornmaker, very informative work. the Sibley's have also come out with another book "Making the southern Banded horn" more lathe work involved but again very informative!
Whoa thread revival! I didn't notice the original date on this before I posted!
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