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Re: Finishing a 3/4 Scale Rifle From Mid-build......Completed !!!
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2016, 01:30:31 AM »
Highly accomplished workmanship all around Dave - love it!

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« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2016, 02:12:12 AM »
 Jzoo Dave! Wonderful, what Craftsmanship.

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« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2016, 05:58:41 AM »
What everyone else said!  Thanks for posting...


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« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2016, 08:30:12 AM »
Certainly a work to be proud of Dave, it's a real beauty!  Great job on the carving and engraving!

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Re: Finishing a 3/4 Scale Rifle From Mid-build......Completed !!!
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2016, 10:06:51 AM »
Beautiful little rifle....Someone is going to be mighty excited when they open that package on Christmas morning   ;D   Assuming of course that it's meant to be a Christmas present!
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« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2016, 04:02:02 PM »
You do amazing work ;D
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« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2016, 04:57:14 PM »
Stunning!!!
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« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2016, 05:15:48 PM »
The rifle is featured on the Contemporary Makers Blog this morning (Dec. 30th).

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Re: Finishing a 3/4 Scale Rifle From Mid-build......Completed !!!
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2016, 02:51:20 PM »
Wow-Wow-Wow! comes to mind..Very nice work.
Walking on egg shells here...
Dave any chance of shorting the screws coming through the lock plate ..maybe its just the camera angle they look long?
when I study the gun they distract my eyes.
I'm thinking Rounded ends closer to the surface with the rounded lock plate.
Ok now I'll go crawl back under my rock....
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« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2016, 07:45:29 PM »
Waterfowl,

No.....don't hide under a rock.....I've been thinking the exact same thing.  And, yes, I will round them some.  However, a while back I shortened the screws on a Chambers English lock without realizing that by doing so it made reassembling the lock VERY difficult.  On that lock, the bridle needs to be pivoted on the forward screw to clear the sear spring screw.  I had to replace that screw with a longer one after I shortened the original one.  So, I am a little more cautious now about cutting those screws too short.
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« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2016, 09:46:20 PM »
Love the final color Dave! If you don't mind, what did you use as a stain and finish?

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« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2016, 07:23:23 AM »
Dave with your eye to detail  I thought there might be a reason but couldn't sort it out.......Build On!

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« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2016, 07:51:08 PM »
Waterfowl,

Sorry....I missed your question .....The stain was iron nitrate (almost always incorrectly referred to here as "AF").  I prepared the stain with real "AF" (Aqua Fortis, i.e. nitric acid) and iron by the very detailed method in "Staining and Finishing for Muzzleloading Gun Builders, Methods and Materials from 1750 - 1850" written by Bill Knight and Bill Mende.  (Great little book by the way....I made up one batch of stain 6 years ago and am still using it.  Should last for the rest of my gun building days).  The stock was whiskered once and then the stain was applied and heat blushed in the usual manner.  The finish was 50% gum turpentine mixed with 50% Sutherland and Wells Polymerized Tung Oil.  I used to use this mix for the first couple of coats and then apply the S & W Tung oil straight.  However, the 50 / 50 mix goes on so easily, dries so fast, and allows me to sneak up on the amount of gloss I want so well, that I only use the mix now.  Also, on the second and third coats, I did the Jim Kibler method of using a little bone black and a brush wetted with the finish to darken the recesses in the carving, etc.
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« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2016, 10:28:34 PM »
WOW- now aint' that PURTY!
just lovely, Dave.
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« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2017, 10:03:15 PM »
That is gorgeous work and I really like what you did.
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« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2017, 10:52:07 PM »
Dave:  I, like the rest of this crew, am a great admirer of your work.  Your engraving and finishing is near flawless and very appealing to the eye; entirely suited to this art form.  Congratulations on another exquisite piece.
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« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2017, 11:43:43 PM »
Taylor,

Thanks so much.  I am humbled in receiving such a compliment from a builder like you......I am now and always have been a great admirer of your work as well.  Trying to pick up where someone else left off was more of a challenge than I expected but, thankfully, Richard was pleased with the final result.

Thanks again.

Dave C
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« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2017, 04:35:07 AM »
It's so beautiful,  your engraving very impressive

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« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2017, 08:00:34 PM »
  WOW AND WOW that is beautiful work, and to think the customer did not want anything overly "Fancy"