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Offline Terry Reynolds

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My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:54:02 AM »
It has rookie flaws but hopefully future ones will shape up better.














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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 01:49:48 AM »
A rookie piece indeed!  As it looks to me like a museum piece, How the h%#& can you do better?  I'd expect it to have been built by someone who's built these many times before.  Don't be humble, that is a grade "A" job!
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Offline Bob McBride

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 02:13:01 AM »
Looks fine as flea hair to me....
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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 02:29:16 AM »
I don’t see the attempt part.  Beautifully crafted piece!!

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 03:45:00 AM »
Very nice work... I like it lots!

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 04:10:46 AM »
Nice hawk. Is that one of the Carlos Gove cast heads that you used or did you make it your self?

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 02:37:22 PM »
 Well done, be careful they're addictive.

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Offline Marcruger

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 04:24:43 PM »
Looks like beautiful work to me. I'd be proud to own one of that quality.   God Bless,  Marc

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 06:02:01 PM »
 :D :D :D... If I were you, I'd throw that one away and try again,... (just let me know where you throw it...!!!),... Seriously, ... there is not a thing wrong with that hawk,... Very Well Done,... !!!!

Offline Terry Reynolds

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 12:47:42 AM »
Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. It was a fun project but did take a long time. B. Barker you are correct, it is a Carlos Gove head. Hope to forge one on my own one day but my day job keeps getting in the way.  ;)

I have two rifles on the bench now but hope to start a brass hawk by next spring, I’m really slooow!

Thanks again.

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Offline Mike from OK

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 05:59:23 AM »
Looks right smart to my eyes!

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 01:39:21 AM »
Beautifully done!

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Re: My humble attempt making a peace hawk
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2019, 09:50:55 PM »
I like it.  Nice workmanship.  I like to grind the casting bumps off of them and make the smooth.
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