Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Other cattle horn products - The Horn Shoppe
- Yes you can use a sander on horn. The tips I made for my bow were made with
a belt sander. Followed with hand sanding and a buffing wheel with varying
levels of jewelers rouge for the polishing. I have also used this technique
for makeing buttons for armguards and shooting gloves.
Don Sebastian Frobishire
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From: Nest verch Tangwystyl <eastarch@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:31 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Other cattle horn products - The Horn Shoppe
> > Pre-drilled and/or pre-shaped horn nocks will work if they are either
> > the same or can be modified to be the same as your bow tips. If they
> > are not the same, then you have fitting problems. There is no
> > international standard for taper or shape of a horn nock so each
> > individual bowyer is apt to make it to his or her own taste.
> > The pre-made tips are fine for a bowyer shaping a bow, hence their
> > availability for those making bows but unwilling to make horn nocks.
> > The string part is pretty basic, it's that hole in the bottom that is
> > trying to give you hairballs.
> > Taillear
> All right. So the predrilled part is just a jumping off place and I should
> adjust it to my specific bow. Can horn be ground down with, for instance,
> a circular sander? Now I am actuallly looking forward to trying this.
> Eventually. Thank you.
> Now the hairball issue is another matter. I wish this was the only thing
> trying to give them to me.
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