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Offline David Rase

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Adjustable powder measure
« 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. 
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #1 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...

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 10:26:16 AM »
Very nice David!

You are very talented indeed!

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 04:37:39 PM »
David Rase; OUTSTANDING. Thanks for sharing. AJ.
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 04:42:20 PM »
LOVE it Dave!!
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 06:35:18 PM »
 Looks Great David. What is the book it is laying on?

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #7 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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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #8 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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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #9 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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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #10 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)

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2019, 10:58:09 PM »
Looks Great David. What is the book it is laying on?

  Thanks, Tim
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 12:44:50 AM »
Yea , Iíll take one of those as well....

Super.
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 01:13:34 AM »
very nice

Offline B.Barker

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #15 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,....

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 07:34:19 PM »
Very nice! I'd like to make one part of my gear someday.

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #17 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?
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #18 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. 
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 07:37:44 PM »
That is indeed a beauty
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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2019, 10:38:22 PM »
Thatís a dandy! 👍🏼👍🏼

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #21 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.   :-) 

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Re: Adjustable powder measure
« Reply #22 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.