The five-day horn making class was held October 8 to 12, 2012 as part of the Conner Prairie Arms Making Workshop. Instructor Art DeCamp with the able assistance of Jim Pease showed ten participants in the class extensive horn work related lathe skills, plus horn heating and pressing skills. Each class member left with a completed banded Southern style powder horn with pinned tip. In addition, they also learned how to make their own mandrels for fitting bands, and shaping the horn at the butt and utilized molds to heat, press and shape horn accoutrements. Several flat horn plates for future use, and horn spoons were made during the class, also.
The attached photos show the southern banded horns completed by the class members and a composite of the class itself.
Participants came from eight different states across the country and are shown in the attached photo: Front row, left to right: Joe Rushton of Tipton, IN, Glenn Sutt or Olympia, WA, Gary Silvey of Clarksville, TN.
Back row, left to right: Walter Mabry of Jackson, MS, instructor assistant Jim Pease of Franklin, IN, Rex Reddick of Denison, TX, Dave Gundrum of Fortville, IN Ken Drogemuller of Downers Grove, IL, Sloan McBurney of Dorset, VT and instructor Art DeCamp of Huntingdon, PA. Missing from the photo were participants Chuck Walker of Brownsburg, IN and Frank Plume of Petoskey, MI
Copy and photos supplied by Art de Camp.