Making Horn Spoons
Horn Spoons found in Greenland's Western Settlement (pre-1350). Bowls are about 6cm long. The first three are from Sandnes, while the fourth is from Dyrnes.
- Start with horn plate.
- Make a mold from wood, or some people use two metal spoons for their mold.
Mold is hinged with leather, and closed with a leather or iron ring (Based on a mold found in Greenland's Western Settlement (pre-1350), and an eighteenth century mold from Edinburgh)
- Soften the horn plate.
- Place it between the mold halves, and compress.
- Allow to cool.
- Carve and Decorate to please yourself.
General Spoon shapes of the Middle Ages.
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