Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Knife and Fork by Kyle Willyard

Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

2018 HCH Auction

I am very pleased to announce the items for the 2018 HCH Annual Meeting Auction are donated by dedicated members of the West Coast Horn and Accouterment Fair.
The second and live portion of the auction will be at the banquet on Saturday, March 3, 2018 during the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend, you can put in a pre-auction bid at the bottom of the page.  (We do not have the means to offer online bidding during the banquet portion of the auction.) And yes!, people have won using the online form below.

From Friend of the Guild, Steve Skillman(Yelm, WA), we have two sets of sewing and weaving related items. The first set is sewing items including an Etui (needle case) including a horn needle, a pincushion, and a tortoise button box.

The second set made by Steve Skillman is made up from weaving items including a lucet and a shuttle. Also included in each set is a ring holder – just for the fun of it. Every item is made of horn and is beautifully done.

From Freeman Horner Dave Rase (Bremerton, WA) comes a fun “what if ?” item. It’s a 10 to 70 grain adjustable powder measure that is meant to appear as the result of re-purposing a screw tip from a lost or broken Philadelphia screw tipped horn. The tip is turned from a single piece of horn. The adjustment rod and furniture pull finial are hand made from brass round stock with a steel lanyard loop. An internal leather washer is used to keep the measure from moving after setting the size of the charge to be thrown. The markings on the 3/16” diameter adjustment shaft are set in 10g increments.

Journeyman Horner Scott Morrison (Keizer, OR) has made a horn with Virginia elements. The applied tip is turned from American Bison (Buffalo) and secured to the horn with wood pegs. The finial is threaded with the top piece turned from bison and the bottom threaded portion hickory. The butt is turned walnut and secured to the horn with iron tacks.

Next we have a beautiful French & Indian War horn by Freeman Kevin Hart (Hillsboro, OR). The horn is roughly 14 inches in length with an engrailed edge followed by a 2 1/4 inch throat and short turned deer antler tip & peg. The carvings and inscriptions are cut at different depths to show dimension and include plants and flowers along top and bottom borders, various birds sitting on bushes, a large compass and the Sun and Moon. The inscriptions read as follows:
I Powder with My Brother Ball, A Hero Like, Do Conquer All / dated 1769 / has an area for the owner’s name and His Horn.

And last, but certainly not least, is a horn by beloved friend and strong supporter of the Guild, Journeyman Horner Glenn Sutt, who passed away in February 2017, and is greatly missed. Glenn had been very excited about this auction and was happy to participate. Since Glenn is not here to give a description of this horn, I’ve asked his friend, fellow horner and Tansel expert Art DeCamp for details.

 “The horn itself was made by Glenn and is a careful replication of Tim Tansel type work, including Glenn’s use of specific construction details used by Tim Tansel. The spout end is shaped in typical Tansel fashion with a rounded bead at the very end and a raised ring about 1-1/2” back on the throat of the horn for strap retention. The cherry wood butt was copied from an original Tim Tansel horn owned by Glenn. Its lathe-turned domed shape with incised carved decoration is typical of several known horns. In addition, Glenn used copper to fabricate the round ring for strap attachment, and the staple that holds the ring in the butt end of the horn, just as Tim Tansel did on Glenn’s original.”
This horn is graced by a beautiful beaded strap by Gary Bertelsen. Our thanks to Glenn’s family, for graciously allowing us to have this horn for our auction. The auction will run similarly to last year’s with the live auction held at the banquet Saturday night. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to bid on an item, look at the bottom.

Personally, I am very excited by this new focus on small groups within the Guild- it’s all about connection! If your group would like to participate or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at polizzifam@netzero.net. And don’t forget, all members can request a copy of the Guild roster to see if any other members are in their area!
See you at the AHEC,
Kris Polizzi

Copy and photos supplied by Kris Polizzi.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Antique Hunting Pouch

Photographed at the 2017 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Powder Horn by "Wild Willy" Frankfort

Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Jack Haugh Remembered

Jack Haugh visited me here in Los Angeles in 1979. He and his wife Barb
Were wonderful guests, and it was a hoot to take him around Hollywood
And the beach etc...
I think it was his first long range trip and also his first on an airplane.
He was a tree surgeon by profession  before going full time as a gunsmith.
He went nuts when he saw palm trees which filled the parking lot
 at the airport.
It took us a half hour to get him to get into the car!!! 
He was a very talented character.

His work remains as some of the finest expressions of 
contemporary long and short guns.  

Jack T. Haugh, 87 of Milan passed away Monday February 12, 2018 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. He was born in Lincoln Park, MI on February 8, 1931 the son of Virgil and Myrtle (Heckert) Haugh. He married Barbara Ann (Berrier) Haugh May 1950; they were married 67 years. Jack is a highly recognized builder of muzzle loading firearms from start to finish.  A true craftsman to his trade, known widely for his individualism and superior locks. Jack owned his own shop in Friendship call Haughs Custom Guns.     
     Jack is survived by his wife: Barb Haugh; daughter: Nancy (John), Cindy (Jim), Henna (Brian) and sons: Cole (Carol) and Frank (Barb). Blessed with 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, other family and friends.  Jack is preceded in death by daughter: Roxanne Keifer and siblings.    
 Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. February 15, 2018 at Akers Friendship Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to the NMLA or CLA. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore to leave a online condolence for the family.

Remembrance copy and photos supplied by Robert Weil. Other copy from here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018