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Discussion in 'The Gun Builder's Bench' started by billraby, Apr 5, 2019.
Here is Part 34
Here is Part 35
I need to catch up on early episodes very nice work.
where did you purchase the small 4 way rasp/file that you have ben using the last few videos?
Pretty sure it is this one
I bought one of these from Brownell's years ago. It's one of the most useful files I own.
thanks I need one of them!
Here is Part 36
I cut and pasted your link into amazon same file $12.20, free shipping, gonna try one of theirs ,see how it works .thanks again
I am going to have to start checking Amazon for tools.
i checked Brownells they were $53.00 way too much. reading the small print they appear to be the same file
It amazes me how much craftsmanship you fellas have.
I just don't like make do repairs to fill gaps. When younger I could fit a swamped barrel so tight I dare never take the barrel back out. However I can not say bad because it is the hardest job to do--EVER. Next was my wood that could not be cut with the grain or it chunked at each curl. I had to make my own tools as store bought would not get sharp enough. The old Craftsman flat chisels were pretty good. They must be so sharp they will split a hair. I once cut an entire stock out with an old Case hunter knife. I never had to sharpen it. Good tools are a must have so with each need I would stop and make what was needed, took as long as actual cutting of wood. So did drawing up the long gun on paper so all fit.
My goal was to find a birds eye maple plank, so rare it did not happen but I bought 2" thick planks of Ohio curly large enough for 4 stocks for $30. The truth is it will take months of staring at it and planning before the first cut. Each rifle and parts are different and do not have one pattern that old gun makers used.
I had no power tools so when I had a pattern on the wood I stood on the plank to cut with a hand saw. Yeah, hand, not electric. After I tried a razor sharp draw knife but you will wind up using the wood in the stove. The Log Cabin had precut stocks but nothing fit and to find a lock and barrel to fit what they were cut to was not to be. I decided to make my own and when the Kindig's seen my work they wanted me to work for them. With the time I would be dead broke.
It is a labor of love and pride. Keep at it because all of you can do it, I am in good company.
Where do you order your wood plank from
The wood came from Track of the Wolf
Here is Part 37
Here is Part 38
Here is Part 39
Here is Part 40
Gotta shop eBay, only $10.25 with free shipping and avoids giving any MORE money to Bezos!
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