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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2020, 09:21:49 am »
Thanks Lou. I haven't any equipment to copy a stock. That would also mean I'd have to make pattern as well. This one is all chisels, files, and scrapers.
The only special equipment I have is a heat treat furnace for the color case hardening. I used to do that as a side job and for my own work.
Here's a sample form back in the day. The engraving isn't my work though. I don't have near enough talent for that!

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2020, 10:23:50 am »

I have to agree completely with Kent.  There is a certain wonderfulness being retired.  I've retired from three different careers.  Retirement is my fourth and last career.  I intend, this time, to stay retired.  And That's The Way it IS.

That rifle you're building is absolutely the Beez Kneez.  Absolutely gorgeous work.  As a Master Cabinet Maker (Retired) I am just drooling over the stock work and just can't hardly wait for the finish to go on.  Wish it were MINE!!

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2020, 12:31:00 pm »
Got the most part of the rough shaping done and stuck enough of it together to see how it fits. I think it will do. A bit more shaping then sanding and the finish work can start. Had to wet it to bring out the figure that is showing up well. The other side is nicer.
I imagine some one will start waving big handfuls of cash around after plying me with copious amounts of whiskey someday and have this one. NOT! It's the only one I made for me and I'm keeping it.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2020, 12:43:03 pm »
That'a a dandy looking Sharp's Kent . Great craftsmanship .,,,DT

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2020, 04:02:18 pm »
Ooooh Kent , this Sharps is going so beautifully!

every now and then I think about posting one of my abominations  debacles projects and then I see work like this and say
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2020, 04:44:30 pm »
I was going to ask for the sale price (measured in whiskey), but I won't.  Then I was going to post a photo of a rubber band gun that I made out of popsicle sticks, but the gun fell apart before I could take the picture.  I'll just have to stick with marveling at the work that you've done and congratulating you!  You are really going to enjoy this one!

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2020, 07:44:56 pm »
Oh Man, Oh Man! What an awesome looking rifle! I am sooooo jealous. You are a man of true talent!
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2020, 02:20:18 pm »
Thanks guys, the stock finish is started. I do a sanded in finish and at this point the surface is the slurry that is the wood and oil that is produced by sanding wet with 320 grit wet or dry paper. Then sanded again after drying leaving the slurry to dry again. I'll wet sand it once or twice more to remove the slurry. By wet I mean with oil. That will leave a filled grain that has no build up to accept the finial finish. During this time I'm sanding the metal to prepare for color case hardening.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2020, 04:19:10 pm »
Beautiful piece of walnut , and craftsmanship beyond compare . Cant wait to see it all together .,,,DT

 

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