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Online John Sturtevant

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #60 on: January 05, 2006, 05:09:00 AM »
Huntersim, my wife will flat not come in the shop when I'm grinding horn.  She even suggested I stink and should shower before coming to bed just because I have horn dust on me.

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2006, 06:54:00 AM »
A few around here farm them john, but not in great numbers. They are some kind of exotic.Their horns are huge!

Got a blackpowder friend that make tea pitchers and glass sets from them, scrimshaws them up,some of his are 9"-10" dia at the base.And there is plenty of length. I'll give him a call.
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2006, 09:40:00 AM »
I told my friend that the next time he goes down to his Iowa property, stop down the road and cut the horns off the Texas longhorn while he's sleeping.

Where did you get pre-cut slabs Mike?
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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #63 on: January 05, 2006, 10:11:00 AM »
Here's a link for Watusi cattle that shows a good picture.

 http://cattle-today.com/Watusi.htm

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2006, 02:49:00 PM »
Can you say Holy Cows.  :eek:  

John,
Do you think one could splice two pieces to gather and sinew the back, for a horn composite that would produce enough weight to Hunt with.

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2006, 06:03:00 PM »
I got the slabs from Peter Cua in the Phillipines.

Send me an email if you want his address.

John they comes as long as 25"

I figured with tip overlays 23 was perfect.

Mike

Offline Richard Saffold

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2006, 08:20:00 PM »
Good show John!, that oryx at the zoo is getting a tranq dart and a manicure.

Online John Sturtevant

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2006, 08:40:00 AM »
Kelly, if I understand your question…do you mean a bow entirely of horn with a sinew back?
If this is what you mean…I believe you would end up with a bow with so much mass that it would be extremely inefficient.    
In fact I made one once w/o the sinew, although I’m not sure why.  Would have made a great club….but clubs are not legal to hunt deer with in Iowa.  
Fortunately it broke and provided me some horn pieces for other projects.

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2006, 08:49:00 AM »
John,

I've made my horn lams at .070 and .080 on two different bows.  They were in the .050 to .060 range by the time I tillered and sanded them I'm sure.  They were smokers!!

I'm going to take a good look at this horn about ripping it.  Might get a bow outta each plank.


Mike

Offline BobCo 1965

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2006, 08:57:00 AM »
That's really cool. Thanks for sharing.

Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2006, 10:01:00 AM »
Thanks fellas. I won't repeat the reply my friend had for me when I told him to get the horns off of "Tex". Ol' boy has at least 3 feet per side, prolly closer to 40 inches.
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