Sunday, February 1, 2015

Shooting Bag

Just wrapped up another one. This is a heavy bark tanned deer skin, lined with walnut dyed pillow ticking, and hand sewn with a waxed linen thread.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lancaster Rifle

This simple Lancaster 36 caliber rifle is stocked with maple and has iron mounts. The barrel is 13/16" x 42" long, maker is unknown as this is unmarked. The stock was scraped and finished dark. All iron has been given a slightly aged appearance. A silver Star of David wrist inlay was added and engraved.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Horn container

This turned horn container is 2 1/8" at the base and is 3 5/8" high to the top of the lid. The lid and base are curly maple. I was planning to do some scrimshaw but thought the horn had enough character to it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Loading Block

This 40 caliber loading block was made from a left over piece of curly maple stock wood. The sun inlay is caribou antler and its rays are silver wire inlay. The lanyard is leather with a waxed linen thread wrap near the block.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jag Set

This set of antiqued brass cleaning jags are for 36,40,45,50, and 54 caliber rifles. Threads are 8/32(steel).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Plain Jane

The goal here was a plain rifle. I would refer to this as a Pennsylvania Mountain rifle. It has iron Lancaster mounts. The barrel is a 42" 50 caliber Green Mountain barrel(straight octagon). The lock is a Chamber's deluxe large Siler. Davis double set triggers where reshaped a bit. The silver wrist inlay has initials "GB" engraved in with a dotted line around the edge. The stock is maple with some curl. I'm not sure if the lighter color spots on the cheek piece side of the butt stock are growth rings or what, but they came out lighter and would not absorb the stain the way the rest of the stock did. This scraped finish gives the stock a good early appearance as does the aging done on all of the metal parts.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bark Tanned Hunting Bag

This bag is made with a heavy bark tanned deer hide and hand sewn with linen thread. The linen sash/strap was hand woven by John Hardy. The patch knife was made by Hershel House(sheath I made with veg.tan). Some forming still needs to be done to hold shape.