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Title: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: David Rase on June 18, 2019, 05:47:12 AM
Needed to practice a bit of engraving on curved surfaces before doing a pistol butt cap so I knocked out this little brass powder measure.  Still not there yet but a butt cap is not as curved as a powder measure.  A little woodlands Indian influence.  The measure throws 30 to 90 grains. 
David

(https://i.ibb.co/VCMTkRW/Loris-measure.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WzBfRZW)
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on June 18, 2019, 06:56:50 AM
 ;D :D ;D.... As the great old cartoon has said,..... "Awwww, Magoo,... You've done it again,... !!!"..... great work, David,... no more practice needed,... regards,.... CCF...
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: DougS on June 18, 2019, 10:26:16 AM
Very nice David!

You are very talented indeed!

Regards,

Doug
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: BOB HILL on June 18, 2019, 01:12:31 PM
Looks like you have it down pat, David. I sure like your practice piece.  Beautiful measure. Look forward to seeing you in August.
 Bob
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: alyce-james on June 18, 2019, 04:37:39 PM
David Rase; OUTSTANDING. Thanks for sharing. AJ.
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Post by: G. Elsenbeck on June 18, 2019, 04:42:20 PM
LOVE it Dave!!
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Post by: Tim Crosby on June 18, 2019, 06:35:18 PM
 Looks Great David. What is the book it is laying on?

  Thanks, Tim
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Post by: smallpatch on June 18, 2019, 07:36:15 PM
As usual Dave, very nice.
Almost as cool as my gun barrel one you made me.
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Post by: MuskratMike on June 18, 2019, 08:04:10 PM
Wow and wow again! Any chance you would part with it. If so please message me.
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Post by: hanshi on June 18, 2019, 09:00:11 PM
It looks great to me, Dave; you're already there and then some.
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Post by: Stoner creek on June 18, 2019, 10:07:11 PM
Very nice David.
Iíll swap you even for a new, unused T-C powder measure still in itís original packaging!
And maybe a little Basil......... 8)
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: David Rase on June 18, 2019, 10:58:09 PM
Looks Great David. What is the book it is laying on?

  Thanks, Tim
"Tomahawks Pipe Axes of the American Frontier" by John Baldwin
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Bob McBride on June 19, 2019, 12:44:50 AM
Yea , Iíll take one of those as well....

Super.
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Post by: craigos on June 19, 2019, 01:13:34 AM
very nice
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Post by: B.Barker on June 19, 2019, 02:57:24 AM
Dave what is the inside diameter on your measure? I make mine 3/8" and they look skinnier than yours.
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on June 19, 2019, 04:23:55 AM
 ;D ;D ;D... now, Wayne,... you fellers up there on Stoner Creek can surely do better'n that,... !!! .... I shall offer the same, ('cept slightly used").... and include a quart of wildcat to sweeten the deal,.... !!!.... regards,... Cades Cove Fiddler,....
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Bull Shannon on June 19, 2019, 07:34:19 PM
Very nice! I'd like to make one part of my gear someday.
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: David Rase on June 20, 2019, 06:59:26 AM
Dave what is the inside diameter on your measure? I make mine 3/8" and they look skinnier than yours.
Brian,
All my previous measures had a 3/8" inside diameter.  These last 2 brass measures I made are 7/16" inside diameter.  I kind of like the 7/16" as I can make the measure a bit shorter and still hold the same charge.  I think 7/16" is good for .50 caliber and up and the 3/8" is a better choice for .45 and below.  Who knows, right?
David
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: David Rase on June 20, 2019, 07:01:48 AM
Very nice David.
Iíll swap you even for a new, unused T-C powder measure still in itís original packaging!
And maybe a little Basil......... 8)
Wow, a fancy store bought measure you say.  I have always been so poor that I had to make my own. 
David
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Curtis Makamson on June 21, 2019, 07:37:44 PM
That is indeed a beauty
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Post by: Greg Pennell on June 21, 2019, 10:38:22 PM
Thatís a dandy! 👍🏼👍🏼

Greg
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: Marcruger on June 22, 2019, 03:05:30 AM
Yes indeed, that is some fine work. My old adjustable commercial measure has turned dark brown from age and use.  Maybe it's time to upgrade.   :-) 

God Bless,   Marc
Title: Re: Adjustable powder measure
Post by: chilehead on July 05, 2019, 07:01:13 AM
Mighty nice piece of work!

New member here, though I've been prowling around here and reading for a number of years. I've always admired the talent, knowledge, and artistry on display here and figured it was way past time to join up.

Anyhow, I thought you folks might like to see a much cruder attempt at a measure from forty years ago. It ain't much, but stood up to several thousand miles of tough Rocky Mountain trails back in my youth.


(https://i.ibb.co/k4WmW09/GEDC1027.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y6b4b5Y)