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Offline 44-henry

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2023, 06:42:58 AM »
Beautiful work. If you have a metal lathe a D type piloted conterbore is about a 10 minute turning job. Easily made and heat treated if you have some drill rod handy.

Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2023, 12:50:50 AM »
mtlonghunter, thank you for confirming that, I only have a picture of a pistol that uses a similar setup. Does your fowler have 1 or 2 hooks?
44-henry, I used to have a 10" Sheldon lathe and still regret selling it because it was too much having to move it every time we moved. I think I will not fool around with trying to make something and just buy one.

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2023, 02:48:44 AM »
Do you intend to countersink the lock bolt locations on the side plate?  If so, why?  A machine screw with a flat (underside) and domed head would be appropriate I would think.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2023, 03:01:24 AM »
From this,


To this?
 WOW


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Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2023, 06:02:49 AM »
Taylor, the screws will have flat undersides but need to be slightly lower than what they are now on the side plate, the serpent is slightly proud of the underside of the screw. I had to google what countersink would do this and apparently its called a counterbore, or a piloted counterbore. I could ofcourse file it but...maybe ill do that.

Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2023, 09:12:09 PM »
I got the trigger guard hooks installed and it turned out a very secure way to attach it even without the front extension not pinned yet. Did some shaping around the trigger guard. Probably not the correct time for doing shaping, but I don't really know what I am doing so I would like to see what things are going to look like. I always leave a little room for error still lots to do in that area to make it perfect. Cell phone photos seem to look a little different than the real thing.


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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2023, 09:37:28 PM »
Gotta be happy with that work!
Andover, Vermont

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2023, 09:53:44 PM »
Agree, from where I sit it looks like top shelf stuff.

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #58 on: December 12, 2023, 01:52:25 AM »
Mr. Ehlers, where have you been hiding?  This doesn't look like first timer stuff to me!!
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Offline Algae

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #59 on: December 12, 2023, 02:37:48 AM »
This is breathtaking!! Absolutely beautiful!

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2023, 03:27:55 AM »
I feel so strongly about this as to reply to this thread twice.  That is quite fine work.

Offline James Rogers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2023, 03:30:44 AM »
I always wait to see more work done added to this thread. I am a fanatic for the period being represented and you are doing a wonderful job.

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2023, 05:41:52 PM »
JH,

This is some of the nicest work I have ever seen.

Not only in execution but  design also.
It is beautifully laid out with great thought.

Richard.

Offline godutch

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2023, 07:01:51 PM »
 WOW !  And you're 'feeling your way' through this ?  What beautiful work and what a outstanding subject piece to boot!  Keep us posted please.

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2023, 07:13:28 PM »
I love it!
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Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2023, 08:58:03 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments, though the most beautifull might be a bit strong. I dont think so, have a look at some others work, Mark Silver and Jim Kibler come to mind, i dont know who else did something similar, I have seen some pictures of a gun by Monte Mandarino as well.
Taylor, I have been hiding in a hole in Africa, I have been building this fowling piece(and others) in my head for a long time.

Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2024, 09:22:38 PM »
Made some changes around the tang, I like it better now. Some pictures give a perspective of how much wood can be removed around the lock area. Still have to round the wrist more. I am not totally happy with the but plate shape but it is what it is. Next time I will make my own. Still have to make ramrod pipes as well.
But now packing up my stuff moving house soon.
Thanks for looking.






Offline rich pierce

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2024, 11:02:50 PM »
Now you’re cooking!
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Offline Jim Kibler

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2024, 01:17:36 AM »
Oh, I love it.  So many things to like.  You've done a remarkable job just working from pictures.

Offline JasonR

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2024, 08:05:04 AM »
Well done. Inspiring to me seeing the beautiful sculpting on your TG finial. Id like to make progress similarly but knowing which hand tools to buy is quite confusing not to mention a pile of💰 if I buy stuff I end up not using.

Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Long time project
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2024, 07:13:35 PM »
Thank you Rich and Jim, if someone would see it in person they would probably be able to point out all the mistakes.
Jason I know how you feel, I would just start with a normal graver and start cutting metal and try to get the feel for it. The nature of this beast is to throw money at it. You will buy books, videos, gravers, sharpening templates, vises there's always more to spend. I am also learning, just start and don't stop. My wife would say, you been playing all day again. You got to deal with that as well.