18 years ago
rim around the end of the horn. The rim of the mouth was originally
formed by hammering the copper sheet back over an iron ring. The iron
rusted and crumbled out, and I'm trying to decide what to fill the void
with so that the now-hollow rolled over lip once again has support
inside it. Options suggested to me thusfar are: Lead, JB Weld, Bondo,
low-melting point bismuth-tin solder. Any thoughts?
The longitudinal seam of the horn is soldered, so I'm hesitant to use
lead filling for fear of remelting this seam and ruining the horn. I'm
going to paint the horn (it's too weathered to buff), so surface look is
not that important. The horn is really made from rolled sheet copper
too, not brass or bronze if this matters.