|A Method for Holding Horns|
By Jerry Crawford, Alfred Maine
I spotted my quart can of Bondo on the shelf. I use Bondo a lot for holding down side plates, lock plates and other furniture while I clean them up and shape them. I know it works well; and with a little heat, the part releases quickly and cleanly. So, I mixed a batch of Bondo, buttered up the end of a piece of scrap wood and shoved the horn on about 2 inches. Then I set it aside overnight to set.
A week later, I took the horn to the NMLRA Spring shoot in Friendship and parked it in a bench vise while I worked on it. The Bondo held great. I was able to position the horn any way I needed to for scraping and shaping. When I returned home, I put my heat gun on the horn to warm it up, and it popped right off of the Bondo matrix without a bit of trouble.
This article is Copyright 2002 by Jerry Crawford and is published with the permission of the author .
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