Cow Horn preparation for use as a call media
Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:25 AM
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:46 PM
Not an expert,but I don't think you really have to do anything with them,other that a little cleaning,and make sure they are dry. The hard part is making the reed /mouth piece,but I don't think it is overly complicated,just tricky to get it adjusted to the right sound.you might be able to get one of the makers on the board to do a little barter -x no of Horns for finished Howlers?
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:53 PM
If the core is still in them they need to be boiled until the core is loose enough to remove. Depending on the condition of the horn they may need to be scraped, but you can usually sand them smooth. Start with a course grit and sand using finer grits until you get the finish you are looking for. If you want to buff them to a high polish sand to at least 600 grit. Scotchbrite pads work well for cleaning out the inside of the horn. Let the horn dry well and seal the inside with laquer.
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