I have started to make a powder horn for someone who's into muzzleloaders. It's going to be a simple one as I was asked not to "go overboard" with it!!
So, here are a couple of pictures of what I have done so far. I have rounded the end of the horn and flattened it. To achieve a nice round end, I made a soft wood, cone plug to round the horn with, with the careful use of a heat gun; I say careful because I didn't want to burn the horn itself. As it is, the plug got a bit singed!
It is a fairly small horn I am using, so, to give the horn a bit more storage space for the powder, I am making a hollowed domed "butt plug", which will also add a couple of inches in length to the horn. Overall it's going to be about 12" long.
That's it so far. I am keeping the horn on the cone until I have cleaned it up and fitted the butt plug, as I am not sure if the horn would revert to its original shape unsupported.
I finished the domed plug on the lather this afternoon. Here are some pictures of it.