- Jul 26, 2014
very nice lookin work. I appreciate the dedication to craftsmanship & detail. It's a joy watchin your project progress along on an incredible rifle.Had some more shop time this week, made good progress on the forestock. I still have a little more work to do on the borders, as well as some cleanup.
Using an 18th century style checkering tool:
After the checkering was finished I ran the flat-bottom tool in all the grooves. It is a pain to go over all those lines again, but in my opinion it really makes the checkering look more period, and makes the checks look taller.
Made a new mullering tool and modified one previously made to get into the corners of the borders better.
What I have so far:
When I finish up the forestock I will go back and do a little more work on the pistol grip borders.
That was due to my innatention to detail in setting up my profile... I went and looked at my time zone and It had a Dublin time set! It is now set to central US time. All this time I thought the forum time was off, turned out to be my time zone selected!Someone was working late at night or in the early morning. Excellent results