- Mar 12, 2020
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- New South Wales , Australia
I had moved the barrel back already but did not have the lock to see how they lined up so only took it back far enough to fit it to the stock.Hi,
Every kit gun I've worked with over the last 5 years required the barrel to be moved back. Lawrence, you are using too much inletting black. Dip a tooth brush in the stuff to get a little bit on it then use that brush without recharging the blacking for a long time. Your thick blacking along the edges of mortices makes it very difficult to see gaps forming. About gaps, don't fuss with them right away. First, finish the inletting task and then clean up the wood so you can see the edges of the mortices. Then wet it with water with the inlay in place and see if the gaps close up. If they do, you can expect them to disappear when you stain and finish the gun. If the gaps remain, then consider gluing in a sliver of wood but don't rush into doing that. Be patient and stop using so much black.
Yes I have realised the overuse of the black and amended my ways. Was using an earbud on the lid. Will reduce further.
Thank you greatly for the pointers.
For what it is worth I greatly admire your work. It is inspirational. Shame I am so far away.
Have you ever sent one of your fowlers over seas? I would dearly love one but not sure how to progress.