|Project by doubleDD||posted 04-22-2016 03:50 PM||861 views||0 times favorited||33 comments|
I wanted to make a set of these bullhorns after seeing them in almost every shop while we were on vacation. After a few drawings and giving it some thought I couldn’t come up with the center part.
Well let me add while on vacation I met up with LJ Jim Jakosh in Arizona and after giving me a tour of his shops, he was so kind as to give me a piece of the Cholla Cactus. Great guy. Looking at it for a few weeks wondering what I could use it for suddenly changed. That will be the center piece.
I started off drawing the shape rough cutting on bandsaw and the rest was scraping till I got what I wanted.
I added a leather strap on each side and finished it off with some some string.
The horns are made of flame Box Elder. You can even see some red on the end of one of the horns. I felt it gave it character since it looked like some blood. I filed on a tenon so it would fit in the cactus. The shelf was made with a piece of stained ash I believe and the center is the Cholla cactus skeleton. I mounted the horns with 2 screws and a couple rubber faucet washers as the cactus is very delicate. My wife is going to use it for a few knick knacks she bought while on vacation.
It’s 20’’ long and about 2’’ in diameter, finished with wipe on. Thanks again Jim for the cactus, I still have a piece left for another project.
Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.