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  1. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Thanks to all the guys that chimed in with good advice. I appreciate it a lot. :cool:
  2. M

    Building a pistol kit

    A few more.
  3. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Hey guys, This is probably my last post in this thread. I have finally finished this pistol for good. I'm happy with it. It ain't perfect but it looks good enough for me and it makes smoke so... I'm adding a few updated pics of where it stands right now and where it should be for the foreseeable...
  4. M

    Screw Removal Help

    So you drilled the heads off and then pulled them out with plyers? 🤔
  5. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to lightly sand this thing back a bit before I begin. Off to woodcraft. :)
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    Building a pistol kit

    Hey Dave, let me ask you about the yellow dye. Would Rit dye work? I have used it in the past to dye wood directly but never mixed into the finish. Also, if this stock already has oil in it would the yellow be able to get past the surface? And finally if I'm mixing up a few ounces of finish for...
  7. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Really? I'll give it a shot. :)
  8. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Good tips. Thanks. I read your other posts about finish. Very nicely done. At first I thought I would be happy with just oil but as it turns out I am not. Stay tuned and we'll see what I can do with it. :)
  9. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Yeah, this is just tung oil. I was thinking about working on it some more after looking at it for a few days. :)
  10. M

    Building a pistol kit

    It's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with it. :cool:
  11. M

    Building a pistol kit

    More. :cool:
  12. M

    Building a pistol kit

    I can't edit that post so I'm going to add some pics. I didn't realize that some of those pics were blurry.
  13. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Well guys, the only thing left to do is a test firing I guess. After a coat of wax and a quick buffing I went ahead and put the pins and screws in it. It all went together pretty well. It looks pretty good though. I'm pretty happy with how it looks. Now I'm trying to decide if I want a little...
  14. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Here's some better pics of my horn project. I pulled the plug that I had made and I am making another one. I wasn't totally happy with it. I will post pics of it when I get further along. I smoothed my stopper out some and got the relief a little better. :)
  15. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Wasn't too hard really. Just get yourself a caliper and take your time. I'm not sure about rifles but with this pistol there isn't even a quarter inch web between the barrel and the ramrod tube. It was a bit nerve wracking but I did it just fine. I have a big floor standing drill press. Make...
  16. M

    Building a pistol kit

    I made a new stopper for my powder horn. I tried to carry over the design from the horn. It's kinda rough but we'll call it "folk art". 😄 I also pulled that plug I made before out and I've got another one in the works.
  17. M

    Building a pistol kit

    What seems like a month ago I ordered a belt hook from Middlesexvillage. I never got an email notification or anything from them. Today I got tired of waiting and went to the hardware store and bought a piece of 1/2" stock that I was going to make my own hook out of. When I got back home from a...
  18. M

    Building a pistol kit

    Just mocked it up to see how it's going to took.
  19. M

    Building a pistol kit

    It's supposed to be French. At least that's the way it was advertised and sold to me. There is no stain on this. Just Tung oil.
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