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Offline chamookman

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2018, 11:59:53 pm »
Nice ! Great piece of wood - lookin' good ! Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2018, 09:12:35 am »


Starting to do a little carving on the cheek piece.

Offline Stoker

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2018, 11:12:26 am »
That's a beautiful piece of wood Mike.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2018, 12:15:01 pm »
Starting the drawing for the carving.

Offline BowEd

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2018, 04:57:26 am »
Speaking from a perspective of being a muzzle loader hunter most all my life and buckskinned quite a few years I read the whole post from beginning here.Thanks for taking us along and that's a beautiful piece of wood with that beautiful hardware to boot.The extra detail in the finish work will make it be fantastic when done.


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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2018, 04:12:12 am »
I like your drawing for future carving.

I don't know if soldering the rear sight is a good idea, I always have to adjust them somewhere down the line. You could file the sight base and make a deeper dovetail.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2018, 07:13:37 am »
I have to cut the sight window out of the rear sight and will adjust with the filing of that, the rest will be done with the front sight. 

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2018, 09:12:38 am »
I have the same rear sight on my early Lancaster with the swamped barrel. I named her "Lux", the latin word for visible light, a pun on her light weight. Been planning on doing a matching pistol and calling her "Veritas", latin for Truth.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2018, 03:03:55 pm »



 Started on the sliding wooden patchbox today.Got the area for the dovetail cut in.





 I got the dovetail cut in the wood.


Made the domed top ready to glue to the sliding base piece. Still have some shaping to do before I glue it up.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2018, 07:18:24 pm »
Very nice!  Waiting for the final finish and a "pan flash" pic - sort of like a full draw! :-M (-P (lol)!
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2018, 05:14:29 am »
I made the side plate and am ready to inlet it and do the moldings around it.


Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2018, 10:09:29 am »


Side plate is finished and all inlet.



Got the lid pretty much fitted and done. I still need to drill and install a couple of tiny screws on the brass end of the lid. Then make the catch spring work.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2018, 08:25:24 am »


Starting to do a little carving, still have a bunch of cuts to clean up before I'm done on this section.


Offline chamookman

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2018, 11:04:17 pm »
Nice  :OK. Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2018, 04:00:01 am »


Starting to carve around the tang.