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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Talking As if I need another hobby....Powderhorns!

Always had a bit of a powderhorn obsession and thought for a long time that "I can do that!"
Well I finally broke down and started to do just that......I built and finished my basement workshop this spring and acquired pretty much everything i thought needed to build prior to putting a file to the first one. Of course I've been adding some tools and materials along the way which is almost as much fun LOL

I'm up to a whopping 4 completed in the last month or so.......Really enjoy it and learning more with each one.
Trying to talk myself out of going down the road to building rifles too LOL

Here are all 4 of my completed horns so far.

First one is a hunting horn for myself (Excuse the ill fitting stopper, I just stole one off one of the other horns for pics before I made one)
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One I made for a buddy up in NY. He started a Chestnut farm a few years ago and I helped him plant a good chunk of his 1200 trees so I added some chestnut references on the bottom with a tree and a leaf cluster. The tree is bracketed on the sides by the sun and moon.
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A folk art style horn....this is actually the first one I made and as a "practice" horn I just worked around a big fat crack that I didnt notice early on. It actually made for a pretty cool look after I was able to fit the plug and seal.
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And one for another hunting buddy of mine....
Has his Scottish family crest, motto, and war cry with his intitials under....a map of the Upper Susquehanna watershed from Fort Augusta up the west branch to a trib leading to our camp.
Also has some deer, turkeys he wanted as well as a ring of 7 pine trees to signify our hunting camp.
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The workshop!
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SWEEEET!

When can I order mine?

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
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Lovely and functional; and you have done very nice work here. I have one powder horn that I made about 10 years ago. It looks like it's still attached to the cow (beef - whatever).

BTW, what do you know about where I can get a Shot Snake? Need one for my F&IW era reproduction English fowler.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Truly talented horn maker. Very nice. That shop makes me a little nervous though - way too organized and too much bench space available. I don't think I would know how to operate in such an environment!
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Very Nice work Matt!
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