Powder Horn

Well, I know this is quite a break from my usual sort of posts, but apart from school, my creativity has been focused in the direction of monotony.  I say this because I am in the middle of working on a powder horn for someone.  It is only the second one that I have done, and I am still working out the kinks of construction.  I have discovered that the key is considerable amounts of patience and a ridiculous amount of time.  Shaping is done by hand, scraping off shavings and the filing with that knife and those files you can see.  The sandpaper is only marginally effective by hand, and so I have to try to make it as smooth as possible before I try to touch up with it.  As I said, a time consuming process, but I am enjoying it pretty well and I have learned a lot that will help me in the future.

powder horn making

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Wyatt Fairlead

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