Author Topic: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!  (Read 6670 times)

rdillon

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Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:44:06 PM »
Well here it is in all is glory.  Many of you wanted to see pictures when this was completed.  It is being shipped out to a customer in Washington State on Monday I hope he likes it.  Please let me know what I can do to improve the next one I build.  As I said this was my first attempt to carve.  This is only the 29th rifle I have built so I am sure there is much to improve on. 

Thanks for looking ;D









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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 08:59:35 PM »
he should be happy with it      mark        :)

longrifle

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 09:43:05 PM »
Great work that sure is a pretty stock. Outstanding !!!  ;)
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Offline WElliott

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 09:56:04 PM »
I know I would be delighted to have it!
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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 10:52:34 PM »
Very nice indeed!  Real tight inletting.  As stated by everyone else, He's going to be very pleased. I hope he takes it off the wall  to shoot it. Beautiful job.  ...Geo.

rdillon

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 11:00:52 PM »
Thank you very much for all the comments.  I don't like the shiny lock or shiny brass but that is the way he wanted it.  I also would have liked to see a nose cap, but as they say the customer is always right! ;D

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 12:32:35 AM »
What's not to like?  Fearsome piece of wood.

Offline Tommy Bruce

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 12:55:35 AM »
Rich, a great looking piece of wood, excellent metal to wood fit, nice carving, lines look good.  To be on the safe side though ship it to Ohio, let me try it out to make sure. ;D ;D ;D.   A beauty of a fowler!!
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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 01:10:15 AM »
My Compliments.
You should be downright proud!
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Offline Ben I. Voss

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 01:20:45 AM »
All i know is that it looks w-a-a-y too nice to be throwing down on a pile of rocks! Real pretty job!

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 01:58:06 AM »
Great looking. Super wood and I like the stain.
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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 02:11:08 AM »
Wow!  VERY nice!  I suspect that will be one very happy client!  I sure as heck would be!  Great job.
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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 02:13:18 AM »
Very crisp workmanship. Nice job. May I ask, what grade of maple is that stock. Real pretty piece of wood.

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 02:27:36 AM »
Beautiful work.  I guess it's a smoothy?  Thanks for sharing the pics.
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rdillon

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 03:24:39 AM »
Beautiful work.  I guess it's a smoothy?  Thanks for sharing the pics.
Ken

Yup it's a smoothy!  Getz 20Ga. 46" long!  Was a bear to shape being that long! ;D

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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2009, 06:35:15 AM »
Your pictures show us that you've done a very respectable job.  Your inletting is great and the stain and finish - excellent.  The tang carving gives the gun a touch of extravagant class.  I can't imagine why your client would mot be ecstatic.
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Re: Fowler Finally Completed with First Carving!!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2009, 02:04:07 PM »
It looks great to me, Very tight inletting, and the lock is polished so bright it hurt my eyes ;D Your customer will be very happy!!
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