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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2018, 04:14:06 am »


Here is the cheek piece drawing that I will start carving next week. Still a little touch up to do on the drawing before I start.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2018, 02:52:25 am »


Started carving the cheek piece yesterday.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2018, 05:00:34 am »


Working on the details this morning, making the lines deeper and crisp and reducing around the relief to make the design stand out.



Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2018, 07:25:40 am »
Looking good!  That's a lot neater than my carving!
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Jerry

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #64 on: November 23, 2018, 10:01:57 am »
Well like it or not, here is the cheek piece carving done except for final sanding and cleaning up. Only took about 20 hours.










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Offline chamookman

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2018, 12:04:05 am »
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 #66 on: November 27, 2018, 03:53:30 pm »


Carving at the rear entry thimble done except for cleaning up and sanding around it.

Offline Mounter

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2018, 06:50:48 pm »
Beautiful!!,

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2018, 08:48:30 am »
Really nice!
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2018, 03:54:30 pm »
Blued the barrel today and rubbed it back to a nice dark gray. Im going to rub it back a bit more.  Also finished carving the stock today and raised the grain on it. All I have left to do on it is more sanding and carve the patch box lid.




Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2018, 04:04:18 am »
I love grayed barrels, I have done two, unfortunately the gray is very easy to wear off and has to be redone when you get a light spot.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2018, 11:00:12 am »


Carved the patch box lid today.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2018, 12:47:06 pm »
Put the sealer on today and will start the finish tomorrow, then put it all back together!




Offline chamookman

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2018, 10:06:12 pm »
Looks good to Me Mike  :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 Hawkdancer

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #74 on: December 15, 2018, 10:00:24 am »
+2!  Real nice!
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Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
Jerry