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Mick C,

THE RAmmer arrived today.  Very happy.  It is much closer to an original than the factory rod.  It was half an inch too long%. Quick work to shorten.  Pleased.  Thank you for sharing the info.

Les
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Linen Frabric...
« Last post by Mike from OK on Today at 05:51:25 AM »
I bought some linen ticking from these folks and some of the "diaper" linen too... Somewhat expensive. But they might sell swatches to you so you can decide if you like any of their stuff.


https://wmboothdraper.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_15

The diaper linen was very nice and tightly woven, but far too thick, .030-.035 thick.

The particular ticking I bought (didn't notice it still listed as in stock) was also tightly woven but a bit thin for my tastes... Mic'd at .015.

Mike
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Bob McBride.
I've done leather in the past...but it always gets a bit funky with use.  I started my knife making when I used to help run a traditional (longbows & recurves only) bear hunt camp in Quebec for 12 years.  We would skin & butcher 10 + black bears each week of a 2 week season.  I'd throw a bunch of my knives on the table and ask guys what they liked...paracord & leather got pretty stink fast :)

Hard to argue with 20 black bears funkying up your leather. 😉
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Gun Building / Re: Future NMLRA class. French Fowler
« Last post by Ron Scott on Today at 04:59:43 AM »
Herman Historica listed it as a 1740s piece, but I note that date estimate shows up a lot in their catalogue . 
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Gun Building / Re: Rifling a jegerrifle barrel m/1821
« Last post by flinchrocket on Today at 04:54:37 AM »
1577 trips, how many cheeseburgers is that? Looks like a nice job and you had some good help.
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Gun Building / Re: the way I do it
« Last post by jerrywh on Today at 04:53:41 AM »
alacran.
  I have been doing it the same way for about 22 years except I don't use a router. I made a sort of duplicator with a router head on it and I use the same kind of bite as you on the router head.
  By the way my setup is for sale. it would be expensive to ship.
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Greg,
All these Bear leg bones came from a Bear Hunting camp I used to help run for 12 years.  When we skinned and processed the meat from the bears, we would dump the carcasses away from camp.  Through the years, predators would clean up the remains but there was quite a pile of bones left.  With time the bones weathered and picked up some nice mineral colors.  That's when I started collecting them for knife making.
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Bob McBride.
I've done leather in the past...but it always gets a bit funky with use.  I started my knife making when I used to help run a traditional (longbows & recurves only) bear hunt camp in Quebec for 12 years.  We would skin & butcher 10 + black bears each week of a 2 week season.  I'd throw a bunch of my knives on the table and ask guys what they liked...paracord & leather got pretty stink fast :)
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Gun Building / Re: the way I do it
« Last post by canadianml1 on Today at 04:34:16 AM »
Thanks for your post. The explanation for straight barrels is clear but I don't understand how you control the depth of cut and varying flat widths involved in a swamped barrel channel. Could you please clarify this aspect. Thanks.

Grant
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I appreciated your replies.  Next up is a pewter bolstered deer antler knife.  Hey I got nothing else to do...just staying out of trouble & safe.
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