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12 years 7 months ago #21082 by chb
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Our old Highland matriarch died last year and we've kept her horns. I'd like to get them carved or etched?! Can't remember the name of the process but it's how the pirates and seamen of old used to draw on whales teeth, ivory etc. Is anyone able to perhaps suggest a contact? I'm in Sth Canterbury. Thank you :)

1 Horse (The Prisoner), 4 black n whites, 1 dunno, 1 Highland Cow, No Bull, 6 henny pennys, 1 lab, and the partridge has flown the coop :D

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12 years 7 months ago #307331 by Hawkspur
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The process you are probably thinking of is called scrimshaw. I am asking around among some crafty types, such as bone carvers etc. and will let you know if I hear of any people who do it.

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12 years 6 months ago #307392 by chb
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:oYep that's the one, scrimshaw. I'd love to have that done if possible but I know there aren't many people who have the knack or the skill and know how - pity really. I'd love to have a Highland bull and cow etched on one horn, and a calf on the other.

Thanks for that, Hawkspur.:D

1 Horse (The Prisoner), 4 black n whites, 1 dunno, 1 Highland Cow, No Bull, 6 henny pennys, 1 lab, and the partridge has flown the coop :D

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12 years 6 months ago #307533 by Hawkspur
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I haven't managed to find anyone local for you yet. An internet search brought up these artists:

www.hokitikacraftgallery.co.nz/artists.asp?media=16&artist=10
www.techlink.org.nz/Case-studies/Classro...nica/scrimshaw2.html

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12 years 6 months ago #311033 by Westie
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I have seen a guy do a short cow horn, he did it like a tattoo. As in a picture was chosen, stencelled onto carbon paper then laid out on the horn. Then he used a bit of broken hacksaw blade, a sharp knife and a Dremmel to relieve the design. Looked really easy:rolleyes:

What's that I just stepped in?

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12 years 6 months ago #311043 by chb
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Brilliant idea, Westie - however I'm not an arty person even when it comes to using stencils etc. My sister got all the arty bits dished out in our family :o(

1 Horse (The Prisoner), 4 black n whites, 1 dunno, 1 Highland Cow, No Bull, 6 henny pennys, 1 lab, and the partridge has flown the coop :D

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12 years 5 months ago #311660 by Jimari
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Solution seems simple to me - Get sister to do it !

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12 years 5 months ago #312579 by Mich
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Haha, Jimari - just what I was thinking. But what a special thing to have as a memory, CHB. Great idea, and good luck with persuading your sister :D
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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12 years 5 months ago #312739 by chb
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:D Sister not that loving :rolleyes: but thanks for the suggestion. If she had the time I'd ask but she's one very, very busy lady and I don't really want to have to post Highland cow horns to the Nth Island from Sth Canterbury either :eek:

1 Horse (The Prisoner), 4 black n whites, 1 dunno, 1 Highland Cow, No Bull, 6 henny pennys, 1 lab, and the partridge has flown the coop :D

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9 years 10 months ago #435741 by mgunn
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I am looking for horns to turn into spoons etc. Anyone got some cow horns?

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