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Project by miles125 posted 01-25-2008 08:14 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the biggest set of horns i’ve done so far. Made from 12/4 Spanish Cedar with a salvaged Pine center section and wall mount.

The connection of the Cedar to the center piece was achieved by sawing the head off of two 1/2”x 8” lag bolts. Basically like a large stair bolt used to connect handrails. And of course some glue.

I rough these out with my bandsaw. Then use a scaper and the spindle end of my horizontal sander to shape them. Followed by hand sanding.

The carved area in the center section i did with my dremel tool and painted black. The finish is clear satin lacquer.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"





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#1 posted 01-25-2008 08:16 PM

Wow, thats quite a project! I like this alot,will need to try this someday.Good idea and workmanship Miles.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 08:27 PM

very cool miles . id like these on the hood of my caddy . lol nice job miles

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 08:32 PM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 09:25 PM

Pretty spiffy. Getting consistency over that length is impressive.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 09:32 PM

That’s really neat Miles! Great engineering and craftsmanship to boot!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 11:15 PM

They looked real to me when I first seen them. A little small around for a longhorn, but so symetrical and the color is realistic. The real ones I’ve seen are black and white, I know though they come in every color under the sun. Good job Miles. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 11:44 PM

Great craftsmanship Miles.

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#8 posted 01-26-2008 01:52 AM

Well done Miles.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 01-26-2008 07:10 AM

very cool

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#10 posted 01-26-2008 07:12 AM

Neat job. Very impressive.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 01-26-2008 02:02 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. I may have to try some Moose antlers next!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 01-27-2008 06:18 AM

moose antlers sound really cool

these are awesome

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 01-27-2008 06:44 AM

Nice work Miles… How long did the whole process take?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 01-27-2008 04:27 PM

Chris, i probably have about 30 hours in em.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 01-27-2008 04:59 PM

how about jackalope antlers ?

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