I finished my first flintlock build yesterday, a Chambers - Edward Marshall. I want to thank everyone here that gave me advice and tips through this learning process, especially Dave. Without his help this rifle would look very different. I had lots of hurdles that had me scratching my head and this site was by far more helpful than any other reference that I used, including "The Gunsmith of Greenville County". One thing I accidentally omitted was a finger notch on the patch box lid. I was so fired up about finishing it that I completely forgot until after it had finish on it... I may go back and cut one in later. Although quite a plain rifle as far as carvings and such, and nothing like the pieces of art that some members here create, it turned out much better than I had even hoped for. I am looking forward to getting some lead down the pipe and using it for my primary deer rifle this fall!