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Offline Hatchet-Jack

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Chambers PA Fowler Build
« on: September 26, 2021, 06:09:01 PM »
I haven't posted much on this board. I thought I'd start a thread showing the build I've been working on for a while. It's a Jim Chambers PA Fowler .62 Cal 20 gauge, maple stock. So far I have the Barrel installed, Trigger and Plate, Tang Bolt, Lock and Side Plate and Ramrod fitted. I'm working on inletting the Butt Plate now.

I'm still figuring out how to attach pics, so for now here's a few to try it out. If these work I'll add more:






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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 06:11:59 PM »






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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 06:17:40 PM »






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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2021, 06:20:15 PM »
Boy I sure these pictures are showing up!







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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 06:22:46 PM »
These are pics of how I whittled the ramrod down and how I scraped the channel to clear the front lock bolt.









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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 07:29:28 PM »
You need to crop and resize your pics to make them more easily viewable.
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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 08:09:44 PM »
You need to crop and resize your pics to make them more easily viewable.
I sized them down. Hopefully it helped.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 09:08:59 PM »
Look good to me. Welcome to the forum, HJ.
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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2021, 10:15:31 PM »
Look good to me. Welcome to the forum, HJ.
Thank you!

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2021, 11:22:34 PM »
You need to crop and resize your pics to make them more easily viewable.
I sized them down. Hopefully it helped.
Yep, perfect. looks like you're doing a great job.
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Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2021, 12:12:47 AM »
You need to crop and resize your pics to make them more easily viewable.
I sized them down. Hopefully it helped.
Yep, perfect. looks like you're doing a great job.
Thanks Mike! I was a bit nervous posting my work on this board with so many talented builders.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2021, 12:50:23 AM »
 I like the use of the shears, that's thinking "Outside The Box". Keep'm com'n.

    Tim

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2021, 01:27:39 AM »
Looking great so far.
A number of nice options are available as Chambers kits.

Jeff
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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2021, 03:30:23 AM »
I like the use of the shears, that's thinking "Outside The Box". Keep'm com'n.

    Tim
Thanks I stole that idea from another builder.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2021, 03:32:01 AM »
Looking great so far.
A number of nice options are available as Chambers kits.

Jeff
Thank you!
Yes he certainly has some nice kits!

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2021, 03:35:41 AM »
From where do you hail, Hatchet Jack?
Daryl

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2021, 04:24:36 AM »
From where do you hail, Hatchet Jack?
I'm in Northern Kentucky.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2021, 07:24:25 AM »
I noticed the shears also, good idea and a nice build.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2021, 01:36:33 PM »
I would have never thought bout using shears an there are some on my bench right in reach ???
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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2021, 03:07:41 PM »
I noticed the shears also, good idea and a nice build.
I stole it so I can't take credit! It works pretty slick.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2021, 03:08:04 PM »
I noticed the shears also, good idea and a nice build.
Thank you!

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2021, 03:09:11 PM »
I would have never thought bout using shears an there are some on my bench right in reach ???
That's what I thought when I first saw someone doing this. You have to make sure they are fairly sharp, easy enough.

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2021, 03:38:41 PM »
I like your pointed post fixture on your drill press to precisely align the angle on your work to come out at the right place.   :-)   

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2021, 03:50:01 PM »
I like your pointed post fixture on your drill press to precisely align the angle on your work to come out at the right place.   :-)
Thank you. Yes it's nice to have that control. I'm no good at eyeballing it!

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Re: Chambers PA Fowler Build
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2021, 03:13:02 PM »
THANKS for the great Pictures...
NOW FEEL OBLIGED TO POST ON HOW YOU USED THE SCISSORS ON THE RAMROD

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