Sunday, May 29, 2016

Message from the Guildmaster

May – June 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster May – June 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster

Spring is upon us and the mid-winter blues are over. The trout are rising and the... 


March – April 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster March – April 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster

As your newly installed Guildmaster, I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce... 


January – February 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster January – February 2016 – Message from the Guildmaster

  Here is Dick Toone our new Guildmaster spinning a horn on his spring pole... 


November-December 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster November-December 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year to all and particular the history loving... 


September-October 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster September-October 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

It was Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30 AM and I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike... 


July-August 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster July-August 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

Our Guildmaster, Dick Toone, always draws a crowd. Here he is turning at The Gunmaker’s... 


June 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster June 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

I was an early reader after the third grade and liked historical stories of James... 


April-May 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster April-May 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

Memorial Day weekend finally brought a relatively normal weather pattern just in... 


February-March 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster February-March 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

Master Horner Carl Dumke (left) presents an award to Journeyman Jim Leach. Jim coordinated... 


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Master Horner Profiles

Carl Dumke, Master Horner Carl Dumke, Master Horner

This is the ninth in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company... 


Joe Becker, Master Horner Joe Becker, Master Horner

This is the eighth in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company... 


John Kiselica, Master Horner John Kiselica, Master Horner

This is the seventh in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company... 


Art DeCamp, Master Horner Art DeCamp, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is fifth... 


Erv Tschanz, Master Horner Erv Tschanz, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is sixth... 


John Proud, Master Horner John Proud, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is first... 


Lee Larkin, Master Horner Lee Larkin, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is second... 


Roland Cadle, Master Horner Roland Cadle, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is the... 


Wild Willy Frankfort, Master Horner Wild Willy Frankfort, Master Horner

This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is third... 


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Articles from the Archives

A Simple Horn Press by Rex Reddick A Simple Horn Press by Rex Reddick

This is a reprint from the Summer 2-13 issue of  The Horn Book-  A Simple Horn Press by Rex Reddick. While it may not be an oldie, it certainly is a goodie! -wec      Read More →


Build This Multi-horn Display Stand Build This Multi-horn Display Stand

This is a repost of the Powder Horn Display Stand article from the September 2009 issue of The Horn Book. The website had a small issue that necessitated the repost. About the article:  You will see this display stand in use  at numerous events. I appreciate Bob Albrecht writing such a concise article on how to build this simple stand. -WEC  Read More →


The Question of Imported Horns

The following article by Byron Smith was first published in the September 1999 issue of The Horn Book.  It gives some excellent insights into the horn trade which I think you will enjoy. - Bill Carter, Editor and Journeyman Horner The Question of Imported Horns By Byron C. Smith   In the 26 July 1759 Pennsylvania Gazette, an advertisement... [Read more of this review]


A Most Ancient Art & Mystery A Most Ancient Art & Mystery

The following article by Tom Ames was first published in the December 1996 issue of The Horn Book.  You’ll find that a lot of Tom’s feelings, attitudes and beliefs mentioned in this article are also reflected in the segment “Part II – Judging Accouterments at Dixon’s” in the Winter 2011 issue of The Horn Book.  This discussion of “the... [Read more of this review]


Heating Cow Horn by The Horn Swogglers

The article selected from the archives for this segment is from the February 2005 issue entitled “Heating Cow Horn” by the Horn Swogglers. I have no idea who the “Horn Swogglers” were, but they employed a rather humorous approach to the age old question concerning the heating of horn.  This article also ties in nicely with Willy Frankfort’s... [Read more of this review]


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