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Wood Post Horns on Swell Fork Trees

The pictures on this page show some different horns on swell fork trees.  For more information on horns in general please see our Basics on Horns page.  For comparisons of horns between Wades and swell forks and to compare stock thicknesses please see our Wood Post Horns page.

We use a stock thickness of 4 ¼” for wood post swell forks, unless requested otherwise, because the thicker stock balances the look of the bigger horn.  If we build swell forks with stock thicknesses 4 ¾” and greater, we will increase the top cut angle so the fork doesn’t look too downhill.  This changes the overall look of the horn relative to the fork.  These pictures are to help you see how the different combination of horn height, cap size, pitch and stock thickness will look.  We can make changes to any of these, so if you have an idea you want to try out please contact us to talk about it.

Please note:  These pictures are taken with the tree on a flat table.  The horn pitch will be flatter when on a horse.

Leaned Ahead Swell Forks

2 1/2" high horns

  24 degrees   27 degrees
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  2 3/4" high, 3 1/4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
  2 3/4" high, 3 1/4" cap, 27 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
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  2 3/4" high, 3 1/2" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
 

 

3" high horns

24 degrees 27 degrees 30 degrees
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  3" high, 3 1/4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
  3" high, 3 1/4" cap, 27 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
  3" high, 3 1/4" cap, 30 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
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  3" high, 3 1/2" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/2" stock thickness
  3" high, 3 1/2" cap, 27 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness 
 
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    3" high, 3 3/4" cap, 27 degrees
  5" stock thickness
 
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  3" high, 4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/2" stock thickness
  3" high, 4" cap, 27 degrees
  5" stock thickness
 
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  3" high, 5" cap, 24 degrees
  5" stock thickness
   

 

3 1/4" high horns

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  3 1/4" high, 4 1/2" cap, 24 degrees
  5" stock thickness
  3 1/4" high, 3 1/2" cap, 27 degrees
  4 1/2" stock thickness
  3 1/4" high, 3 3/4" cap, 27 degrees
  4 3/4" stock thickness

 

3 1/2" high horns

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  3 1/2" high, 3 1/4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/4" stock thickness
  3 1/2" high, 3 3/4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 3/4" stock thickness
  3 1/2" high, 4" cap, 24 degrees
  4 1/2" stock thickness

 

Stood Up Swell Forks

 

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  2 3/4" high, 4" cap, 4 3/4" stock
  19 degrees (24 degree equivalent)
  2 3/4" high, 3 1/4" cap, 4 3/4" stock
  22 degrees (27 degree equivalent)
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  3" high, 3 1/2" cap, 4 1/4" stock
  22 degrees (27 degree equivalent)
  3" high, 4" cap, 4 1/2" stock
  22 degrees (27 degree equivalent)