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Offline Stoner creek

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Not quite ready for prime time
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:57:26 PM »
Weíve got really good gunmakers out there and here I am trying to be one. Ainít happening boys! Anyway, this is something that I just finished up. I was warned about carving quilted stump sugar maple but I was too stubborn to listen. This has a B profile 50 cal Hoyt barrel, Chambers Dale Johnson lock, and a Frank House forged wrought iron guard. My preferences keep returning to that Reading School stuff whether it be in the carving or the architecture. This gun has some Reading carving influences and a big dose of Stoner Creek architecture (for what thatís worth). It was fun to make but the next carved gun will be on an easier to carve and finish piece of wood. Iíll bet itís a shooter.
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Online Mike Lyons

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 10:35:41 PM »
Nothing to run down on that one.  I think it turned out perfect and it's a real comfortable rifle and shoulders as good as any I've held.  I really like the Dale Johnson lock too.  Hope you're staying above water in your neck of the woods.

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 12:10:39 AM »
Thatís a real nice looking rifle.
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Offline Carl Young

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:00:17 AM »
Wayne, she reminds me of Raquel Welch...good architecture, and big enough to get a good grip on!  :P
Carl
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Offline wattlebuster

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 01:07:35 AM »
Looks fine too me. I have to go with a [I like it]
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Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 01:16:56 AM »
Wayne, she reminds me of Raquel Welch...good architecture, and big enough to get a good grip on!  :P
Carl
The image of Raquel is permanently etched in my mind! What a great actress!!

Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 01:49:30 AM »
Wayne, she reminds me of Raquel Welch...good architecture, and big enough to get a good grip on!  :P
Carl

 Oh Jayzoooo, what else can you say. Good looki'n rifle too.

   Tim

Offline Bob McBride

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 02:08:14 AM »
Wayne, she reminds me of Raquel Welch...good architecture, and big enough to get a good grip on!  :P
Carl
The image of Raquel is permanently etched in my mind! What a great actress!!

Only Actress ever who shouldíve got an Oscar for just standing there....

The rifle is super Wayne.

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 02:15:34 AM »
Nice job......thatís good work, nothing wrong with That at all.  Keep it up.
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 03:02:58 AM »
Good looking rifle, Wayne. Keep 'em coming
Bob
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Offline Gary Tucker

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 04:56:02 AM »
Thatís a beauty Wayne.  Very believable.  Iím like you, love those Berks County guns.  Not feeling color toon is that aqua fortis?
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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 05:06:04 AM »
Nice Wayne.  I love Reading Co rifles.  I built a copy of RCA #26.  An unusual example, but very cool.
Could only get a 48" barrel at the time. The original is 51 Ĺ" long.
In His grip,

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Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 05:18:17 AM »
Thatís a beauty Wayne.  Very believable.  Iím like you, love those Berks County guns.  Not feeling color toon is that aqua fortis?
1 coat of Trans-Tint Honey Amber mixed 4-1 with water, 1 coat Kiblers Iron Nitrate, 1 coat LMF Lancaster Maple. Easy-cheesy.

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 07:45:16 AM »
Wayne, I have to agree with everyone else...she came out NICE!  Hopefully Stoner Creek Rod and Gun Club is above the waterline, and you can get a chance to sight Miss Racquel in this weekend.

Greg
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 01:10:51 PM »
Thereís a lot to like there Wayne. I especially appreciate that beautiful wood finish.
Weíre our own worst critic. Even if it didnít come out the way you wanted, others wonít know. You also gained more carving experience with difficult wood. God bless, Marc

Offline Percy

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
Well done! That's a very nice looking rifle, I'd be most happy to have one that nice.

Percy

Offline Algae

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 05:37:25 PM »
Wish mine looked that good!!
Thanks for posting,

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Offline Mikeh

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 05:49:39 PM »
Stoner creek, mighty fine looking rifle. I think Prime Time has already snuck upon you. Keep it up! Mikeh
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Offline Bill Raby

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Re: Not quite ready for prime time
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 08:57:46 PM »
It looks fine to me. Here is a little secret. The really good gun makers are the ones that DON'T look for an easier one next time.