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Author Topic: Cracked Powder Horn  (Read 1146 times)

Offline piotr-cz

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Cracked Powder Horn
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:55:39 AM »
Horn had two cracks, which tied with copper wire, making a whole to become an interesting look
cow horn, wood, copper nails, copper wire
length of the curve 24 cm










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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 10:10:50 AM »
Good repair,..... well done.  :rt th
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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 06:17:54 PM »
Is that hide badger? Very nice "repair" on the horn.
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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 06:37:36 PM »
I'm new at this so forgive the question if it id dumb.  Looking at the repair, wouldn't where the staples enter, wouldn't that allow air to get to the powder?

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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 09:11:26 PM »
It would seem that the crack and staples would let in moisture over time - especially in a humid climate.

I think I would have been more inclined to patch with a clear epoxy and try to sand and stain so it would
show as little as possible.  If you only hold powder for a day trip then put back in the can it probably will not matter.
It is hard to have a good old piece of equipment start to give out on you and you always want to do what you can to
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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 12:20:05 AM »
Fracture filled with wax, I hope that it will stop moisture

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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 09:35:08 AM »
how did you get them to stay put? seams like the one that is in the horn would work out after time? the other one is driven into would, so no movement on that one. just curious?

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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 09:37:20 AM »
BTW, THAT POWDER HORN RELY HAS THAT BEEN THERE DONE THATLOOK. it is a real beauty, I can see why you saved it.

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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 09:44:01 AM »
 :hairy
 i like it
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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 10:20:07 AM »
I use beeswax and rawhide to repair "cracks and gaps" in old powder horns with similar problems, it's one (of several) traditional repairs that prevents moisture from getting into the horn as it renders the horn completely "air-tight".  :bl th up


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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 05:09:06 PM »
Yep, beezwax and rawhide👍🏻
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Re: Cracked Powder Horn
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2021, 08:54:59 PM »
  Rawhide is one of natureís miracles,I love itís strength and abilityís,I has been used for building,repairing making gun and knife sheaths,it is like the original Fiberglas ,itís been used as lightweight but amazingly tough and strong armor,it can be water proofed with lacquer,and I have made two powder horns using rawhide instead of a wood plug,my very first horn, I use for hunting since the 70ís,I made with a rawhide cap,waterproofed with lacquer,it has never let my powder get wet in all these years and one I made for my brother in Utah,(I still have to send it to him)it works so well,I often wonder why I have never seen any originals made that way,itís easier than fitting a wood plug,and in someways more secure, [ Invalid Attachment ]
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