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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 08:29:19 am »
There are two shims filing gaps in the inlet, somehow my toe plate moved while I was outlining it. I used a Torges scraper to cut some walnut shavings and inserted them with superglue, done right they are invisible.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2018, 01:44:55 pm »
Done!












Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2018, 04:21:29 pm »
I would say she tillered out mighty fine!
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Offline looper

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2018, 05:47:31 pm »
Looks really good!

Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2018, 06:17:23 am »
Looks great Eric. Your incised lines look very well executed....did you do them freehand or do you have a too made for the task>
What finish did you use on the stock and what did you use on the iron components?
Again, lovely job.
John

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2018, 09:10:17 am »
Real nice work!  Far above my capability at present.  Btw, if you are experiencing mischief from the "little people", you may be able to placate them by leaving a wee nip of potcheen on the work bench, but be sure to turn the lights off! >:D ;)
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2018, 05:14:47 am »
I drew my incised lines in with a combination of freehand and a ruler, my first cut was several passes with a small V gouge and followed up with a knife edge file.

The metal finish is cold blue. At first I used Oxpho blue but couldn't get good coverage so I used Birchfield Casey Perma Blue. After I got an even darker color I scrubbed it back to gray with a scotch bright pad.

Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2018, 07:16:49 pm »
That sure turned out nice.  :OK

Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: Sometimes you get lucky
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2018, 04:43:02 am »
Thanks Eric. I've done it with the v-gouge, now will have to try finishing with the knife edge file.
A Kibler kit is in the near term future here.