Card Scraping a Powder Horn with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 3)

//Card Scraping a Powder Horn with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 3)

In this third video, professional engraver and flintlock rifle maker Mark Thomas takes us into his Virginia workshop to share a short tutorial on how to use a card scraper to scrape a Scottish Highland cow horn while making a historical rifle powder horn. If you missed his workshop tour, watch part 1 here.


I apologize for the delay in these videos, but the holidays hit and I’ve been working hard to improve the website and build our new woodworking store…check it out here and let me know what you think:


Soon I’ll be releasing the 4th and last video from Mark’s workshop where he shares one of my favorite tutorials…how to make this lovely and historical finish on his flintlock riffles:


You can visit Mark Thomas’ personal website (here) to see more of his work or to inquire about purchasing his services or products.



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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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Wow, what a great idea! Only horn? Can I make another materials in this way? I likes your method. This horn is really excellent. Wood hand craft is really fantastic. I love your post.

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