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    Sad day, in my opinion, for our forum

    Must have read it the same way!!!!😊
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    Rocks are more reliable than caps

    kinda what I said.. flintlockers are more experienced...PROBABLY NOT NECESSARILY BY MY REPLY, IT STANDS TO REASON THE NEW TO BP WILL HAVE PROBLEMS UNLESS THEY REALLY DID THEIR HOMEWORK, EVEN FLINTLOCKS, ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS THAT THOSE WOULD BE MORE APT TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK, AT LEAST THE MAJORITY.
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    Rocks are more reliable than caps

    Cap lock ....just as likely to be part time/beginner/inexperienced. Flintlock....probably(not necessarily) well experienced and knowledgeable.
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    Inletting Black

    Walmart sells a mosquito oil lamp for $5 and a bottle of oil is about $8. It will soot up a part faster than you can say it.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    It seems this day and time, no one wants to make any suggestions. They fall into the trap that they harp about all the lawyering making products useless; afraid someone will take issue with it. If I were a seasoned carver, I'd tell you. However, I would state; "This is what I use with the...
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    info on 1/16th sized finishing nails

    I just use the nails for rr pipes and trigger guards. Barrel pins are larger, usually the 3/32 pins from Track, of course I don't really count because I don't build very often.
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    info on 1/16th sized finishing nails

    these are not "brads" and they are round. I did make a mistake on the gauge, they are 15 gauge angled finish "nails".
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    info on 1/16th sized finishing nails

    2.5" long enough?
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    info on 1/16th sized finishing nails

    don't know if they're exact 1/16" but 15 gauge nail gun nails register as 1/16" on fractional calipers.
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    I finished my first build...Kibler Colonial

    good lookin build. be proud.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    I'd sure like to see a list of all of the chisels metal contents; 1084,1095 etc.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    Well, I was gonna stay away from "re-temper them" comments, but...... How do you know how to re-termper them if you don't know what kind of metal you are working with? Different metals require different temps. Joemolf....What kind of chisels you need depends kinda on your technique. All of...
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    decent being the key word.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    Not a COMPLETE loss. Might want to carve some pine or basswood some day. :rolleyes: I have had a lot more expensive lessons, but that was before I was on a fixed income. edit: I can use one of those cheap 3F-20 with a mallet and hog off some wood!
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    If you need some straight, carpenter type chisels, the DeWalts from Home Depot are super sharp and seem to hold up well. They're made in Sheffield, if that means anything today. I also bought a Narex 1/8" pairing chisel and it came very sharp and seems to hold up well.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    I've only had experience with the Pfeil and the Lamp. Both come razor sharp and seem to go forever. It's just that the Lamp brand is Woodcarvers Supply house brand and right now they have very low selection. I'm gonna try one of the Hirsch from Lee Valley....unless someone tells me it's a waste...
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    yep, the sharp one are a lot easier to control.
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    chisels....lesson learned.

    The last couple of weeks I've been diddling(?) with chisels and everything(a lot anyway) that goes with them. First lesson I bought a set. Who wants to buy 1 chisel, right? Second lesson I didn't buy premium chisels, Pfiel, Two Cherries, Pie, Auriou, or any of the well respected. I purchased a...
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    black powder wood splitting wedge

    do they make a flintlock?
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