Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Message from the Guildmaster

July 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster July 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

  On Friday, July 25th, my wife and I got an early start to Dixon’s happy... 


June 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster June 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

The calendar says it is not quite Summer, but all week here in central New Jersey... 


May 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster May 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

Dear Membership: The warm conviviality of our Guild Meeting in March seeing old and... 


April 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster April 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

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


March 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster March 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

Steve Riley, Joel Savoy, and Wilson Savoy play at the grave of Dennis McGee during... 


February 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster February 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

Hello: Guildmaster Jeff Bibb. I hope that the advent of February finds you in good... 


January 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster January 2014 – Message from the Guildmaster

Hello All: Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived with a vengeance for much of the central... 


December 2013 – Message from the Guildmaster December 2013 – Message from the Guildmaster

Hello All: Monday, December 2nd.,  the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down... 


November 2013 – Message From The Guildmaster November 2013 – Message From The Guildmaster

Greetings: In central Virginia, November arrived with the first cold weather of the... 


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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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