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#1 sidelight

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:19 AM

I was wondering if anyone has worked with ewe horn before instead of rams horn. I have recently been given two ewe horns to work on and hopefully give back as presents but I cannot find any information on how to make a ewe horn stick. If anyone could tell me how to go about making one that would be great! Please do assume i know nothing so as much detail front start to finish would be very much appreciated!!!!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

I haven't worked with any horn but as far as I know you should be able to work with it using the same methods as ram's horn or buffalo horn. I would expect the horns to be smaller than a rams horn so that might affect what you can do with them.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

I forgot to add:

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:20 PM

thanks for your reply Rodney. I'm pretty new to stick making so any advice is appreciated. As far as I have researched ewe horn isn't as think as rams horn and is hard to remove the concave and bulk as the ewe wall is very thin and may be prone to breaking.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

If the natural shape works as a handle or topper you may be able to fill it with something like car body filler and use it whole.

Another choice if you can't get a topper out of it would be to cut it up and use it for inlays, collars, etc.

Hopefully someone who has worked with horn will chime in soon.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:39 PM

can you just define "topper" I'm new to the terminology haha

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

there are some good books on working horn . but idealy you do want a experianced person to advise you

the videos on them are good .just check the thickness of the walls of the horn and length .

to get a full set of equipment is expensive to shape and bend horn .Not sure where your based but try a local stickmaking club in your area



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

thanks cobalt

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

I have the book, traditional stick making and it has lots on rams horn but nothing concerning ewe horn. I understand rams horn is used almost all the time but as I have ewe horn from a family friend I would like to make something with their horn for them.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:26 PM

In all honesty put them in the bin.....Ewe horn is too thin to bulk up..... 






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