Art DeCamp

Bucks County Hunting Gear

A Bucks County rifle and accouterments article has been on my mind for a number of years. The motivation for this came from three different people.  First, Samuel Pletcher was my great, great, great grandfather.  He lived in Lancaster County until he was about 40, then took his family by wagon to the Howard area in north central Pennsylvania around 1790.  I’ve been interested in stories, tools, and possessions that would have ... Read More »

Southern Banded Horn with Hand Woven Strap by Ron Hess and Kris Polizzi

   Southern Banded Horn with Hand Woven Strap by Ron Hess and Kris PolizziThis is a Southern style banded horn of the type that would have been carried by militia or volunteers from the southern States in the War of 1812. This charming powder horn has been created by Ron Hess and the fine hand woven strap donated by Kris Polizzi.Ron lives in Georgia and makes powder horns and other items constructed ... Read More »

Screw Tip Horn Class Part 2

Lancaster Screw Tips

Conner Prairie 21st Annual Art and Arms Making Workshop Larry Pletcher, Editor — Photo Credit: Steve Chapman, Larry Pletcher (Use your “back” button to return to the article.)     Read More »

Screw Tip Horn Class Part 1

Lancaster horn display

Conner Prairie 21st Annual Art and Arms Making Workshop Larry Pletcher, Editor — Photo Credit: Steve Chapman, Larry Pletcher Return to Gallery Return to Article  Digg it!     Bookmark this on Del.icio.us Next / Previous Articles:   « Shooting Bag Class Part 2 | Screw Tip Horn Class Part 2 »   Read More »

Screw Tip Horn Class repeated at Conner Prairie

Art DeCamp’s instruction and horn-making techniques were invaluable to me in making screw-tip horns. Thank you, Art, for the class and the extra help you provided. Art has a new web site at:www.artspowderhorns.com Samuel Pletcher grew up in southern Lancaster County in the 1750s. He apprenticed to a weaver, and by the time of the Revolution he was married with a family. One family source says he fought in the war, but this ... Read More »

Making Lancaster Screw Tip Horns – Part 2 (Large Pics)

Art DeCamp

Art DeCamp’s instruction and horn-making techniques were invaluable to me in making screw-tip horns. Thank you, Art, for the class and the extra help you provided. Art has a new web site at: www.artspowderhorns.com In this part we will discuss the preparation of the butt of the horn. This will involve trimming, shaping, and turning. We will also turn and fit the plug. Let’s first look at the horn. There is probably material ... Read More »