How about mixing powdered light coloured cow? Then there would be no way to re-hydrate the horn. Mar 2007 Location: I can see why the CA might not be a good option, as it doesn't seal the horn, it only seals the sides.
I turned my first horn about a year ago after searching this site for tips. Logged on members can hide ads. I also make special profile tools out of old files.
This would not be a guarantee from cracking, but special care instructions. Maybe not for a few days, but usually, and more often then not, it would crack.
Also, make sure your wearing a face mask dust filter. It is better not to turn down too deep under the skin as it gets softer the further down you go. If a product doesn't meet our standards, we won't offer it, period.
I made only the barrel, the section is from a different pen, for the photos. All times are GMT -4. Internal stresses in the horn released from the turning don't help either.
Shawn it looks like a noticeable vein runs through the pen. FPN relies a.walking stick making demonstration bending buffalo horn handles series 4
All times are GMT -5. Good post.
Cheers Alec. No cracks or anything. If anyone can do it, Shawn can. Is that where you would expect cracking, or are you talking more about crazing or chipping as being the primary kind of expected troubles? While I haven't turned any Buffalo horn yet, I will put this advice in my file. Maybe the water made it shrink? Will horn allow this to be an eyedrop filler?
It still needs a good buffing, maybe go over the back of the barrel again, but WOW this was great to work with.