Making a Tinderhorn


A tinder horn is just a horn container made by taking a horn, cutting it to the size you want, then cut a round plug roughly the size of one end or the other. Beveling the edges of the plug where it will go into the horn helps. Soften the horn and insert the plug. Let the horn cool. If you cut the plug closely enough it will be water-tight. Sand the edges of the plug to match the side of the horn.

You can make another plug for the top as a lid that can be easily removed.

Another sort of "tinder horn can be made simply by running a cord or string through the horn and the cap.

 


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Using and working with Horn - Making a Tinderhorn. Copyright 1996, 2001 I. Marc Carlson
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