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MaurerPower

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#1 posted 09-01-2016 03:11 AM

Thanks for the reassurance that it is salvageable. If the repair turns out nicely I’ll definitely update the threat with some after pictures. It’ll never be too beautiful though because the saw plate has a lot of pitting, but since it is 5 ppi I think it’ll be okay.

As far as filling in the cracks with epoxy, is there a particular epoxy I should be using or will any epoxy do the job? I have some gorilla brand 15 minute epoxy in my glue drawer that I think might work. Should I perhaps coat the area surrounding the cracks with a light coat of shellac to keep the epoxy from soaking into the surrounding areas and preventing BLO from soaking in after I sand the handle smooth?

Coopersdad, that is a very good idea harvesting some wood off of a different handle to remake the horns. I also like how you traced the outline of the handle of cardboard. That looks like it would help a lot for trying to make a new horn.


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