Possible New Kind of Short Starter for Smoothbores?

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  1. Jun 14, 2019 #41

    Eric Krewson

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    Here is my fowler short starter for patched balls;
    fowler short starter.JPG
     
  2. Jun 14, 2019 #42

    Artificer

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    Looks neat, Eric.
    Gus
     
  3. Jun 14, 2019 #43

    shane a gress

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    Somewhere in his house is a table leg 3 fingers shorter than the rest.
     
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    Artificer

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    ROTFLMAO!! That was GREAT Humour !!

    Actually as a Boyer, I'm sure Eric always has extra/scrap wood he can make such things from.

    Gus
     
  5. Jun 15, 2019 #45

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    looks great! gotta remember that next time i'm on the lathe
     
  6. Jun 16, 2019 #46

    Eric Krewson

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    It is osage, made from bow wood scrap and really works well as it it turned to just slightly less than bore size.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2019 #47

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    Sorry, about the improper spelling of bowyer, Eric. Didn't realize it until too late to change it.

    Gus
     
  8. Jun 17, 2019 #48

    Eric Krewson

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    I don't sweat the small stuff Gus.

    On my starter; I pop the ball just inside the barrel and cut the patch then use the rest of the length to get the patched ball past my jug choke, I made it a little long on purpose.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2019 #49

    nit wit

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    that's a short starter!
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