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Re: Turning Horn
Reply #15 - Sep 13th, 2012 at 8:32pm
 
Freddie Hicks wrote on Sep 13th, 2012 at 8:25pm:
That kind of stuff ain't for experimenting in my wife's pots

You got that $#!% right!  smiley=lolk.gif
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Reply #16 - Sep 13th, 2012 at 9:38pm
 
Freddie -
I know what you mean regarding your wife's cook ware.  The only thing in my house that moves between my shop and the wife's kitchen are saw dust and wood shavings.  This is not without verbose criticism.   

On a new subject, your statement about KMnO4 being light sensitive when applied to horn is puzzling.  The reaction with an organic should result in Mn(OH)2 which is white according to my Chem Rubber Handbook.  This is not my experience spent in a laboratory and  the field.  I have literally used tons of permangate in removing iron from drinking and industrial water.  I always got dark brown spots where my skin contacted permangate,  I doubt that permangate is photo sensitive, but rather a slow reaction that is dependent on pH and other factors.  I know this is nit picking, and that experience says that  the color won't last.

Finally, the warning that Potassium Permangate is toxic is wildly exaggerated.  Permangate is widely used in potable drinking water treatment.   
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Re: Turning Horn
Reply #17 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 12:00pm
 
Very nicely done.
Thanks Eric

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Re: Turning Horn
Reply #18 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 3:22pm
 
Very nice Eric, I enjoyed the tutorial.
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Reply #19 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 4:27pm
 
How do you take the plug out?
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Reply #20 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 5:27pm
 
I put a wood block on the edge of the horn at several places and tap it with a hammer.
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Reply #21 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:36pm
 
Thanks Eric,
I'll be making some of these for sure. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Re: Turning Horn
Reply #22 - Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:44pm
 
I just boil the section of the horn I want to soften in water. It takes about an hour but I think it is safer than oil, fires don't you know.
That is some beautigul, you should advertise them to the mountain man crowd, we are (edited out) for horn items. Smiley Smiley
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Reply #23 - Sep 23rd, 2012 at 7:43am
 
Hi Jeff:  What the experienced guys in the "Hounorable Company of Horners" tell me is that boiling water will soften horn but not erase its memory.  When I round horn in 350 degree oil it stays round.  That's important for a box with a fitted lid.
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Reply #24 - Sep 23rd, 2012 at 10:12pm
 
In other words, you put it in a deep fryer.  You sure don't want any water to be introduced into that oil.  Would give you some bubbling for sure.  You keep showing pics of these beauties and you'll have me out here looking for a CHEAP source of horn.  We have a few bovines here in KY you know.
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Re: Turning Horn
Reply #25 - Sep 25th, 2012 at 11:58am
 
Eric,
the water works for me since I make powder horns, which is why I bought the lathe initally; then TLOM saw all the catlaogues she said look at all you can make for gifts and things. Needless to say my horn making has slowed down.
By the way did you "antique" your boxes?
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