The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
Making a Powder Horn for Black Powder
We are on the home stretch! I am almost done with the powder horn, and all the ancillary parts. It is coming out pretty nice and I am looking forward to finishing it up in the next day or two.
In Part I, I mentioned the following:
"Looking at traditional powder horns, I have found that in most cases the spout is carved directly from the horn itself. Note the shape of the tips in the adjacent pictures. Those are carved directly from the thick portion of the horn tips.
Other horns have what appears to be turned spouts. I have given this a great deal of consideration these last few days, and I believe I have a couple of different ways in which it could be done. The first would be a lathe set up to hold horns in such a fashion that the spout could be turned directly on the horn. The other method could be that the spouts were turned independently from the cut off tips, and then remounted and glued on a tenon cut directly into the remains of the horn. This method would allow any number of profiles and custom tips."
Well, take a look at the following!
Image Credit: Jeff Bibb
Threaded on! How cool is that?
Every time I take on a new and interesting project, I learn all sorts of new and interesting things. Some of it is the usual trivia that sits in your medula oblongata along with seldom used synapses. Other stuff is the slap-your-forehead why-didn't-I-think-of-that type of knowledge, the kind you can apply to all sorts of things.
Hopefully I'll be done with the powder horn project by tonight and be able to post it first thing in the morning.
That's if I survive the dentist...
Making a Powder Horn Pt I: A Chronicles' Project
Making a Powder Horn Pt II: A Chronicles' Project
Making a Powder Horn: Almost There!
Making a Powder Horn Pt III: A Chronicles' Project
Albert A Rasch
Member: Bagram Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...