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    • #22661
      Goodsteel
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      Several thousand times…………on purpose. LOL!

    • #22665
      timspawn
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      That looks fantastic.

    • #22667
      Goodsteel
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      Thank you. Checkering is awfully expensive, but I design my own patterns and the results are unique and one of a kind.

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      Nice checkering – did you do the bolt handle as well?

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      Goodsteel
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      Of course!

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      onceabull
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      However expensive it was B4 your work( stock & bolt) I wager it’s a good bit more now.!!!! Onceabull

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      Outstanding work!!

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      he scratch my stock and it didn’t look like that ….. it was just a single scratch ………. LOL OK I am joking there.

      Fortunately living close to Goodsteel I get to occasionally get to look at such work in person and it always looks better than in the Photos. Outstanding work Tim but you already knew that LOL

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      I was afraid to try checkering for years for fear I would really fail. Finally bit the bullet, built a 25-06 on a Mauser action, bought a set of Dem Bart tools and went at it. Certainly not an expert after doing several stocks and a bunch of 1911 grips, but I really enjoy doing it.

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      True line is excellent for edging and pointing up, but DemBart is the stuff you use for laying down your lines. Love em!

    • #23638
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      Sure is some beautiful work, I couldn’t do that good staying in the lines while coloring. Have you done any metal engraving?

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      lead-1;n1697 wrote: Sure is some beautiful work, I couldn’t do that good staying in the lines while coloring. Have you done any metal engraving?

      Just dabbled a little. Nothing I would do on a firearm.

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      Dang Tim, I had to check the gun cabinet to make sure the rifle was still there. You didn’t show the mother of pearl inlays or the ebony inside the mother of pearl on the end of the stock under the barrel. You also didn’t mention that the checkering patterns were unique, not on any other gun anywhere, and I still don’t understand how you could inlay the mother of pearl 10 point buck into the bottom of the grip cap without breaking anything and it be so smoothly done that it looks like it grew there. For a beginner you do pretty good.
      Oh, and it shoots lead under MOA.

    • #23676
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      I still don’t understand how you could inlay the mother of pearl 10 point buck into the bottom of the grip cap without breaking anything and it be so smoothly done that it looks like it grew there.

      Very very carefully. (oh, and it’s an 11 point buck if you count the spur on the brow tine.) LOL!

    • #24795
      Wright Arms
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      That looks amazing! I dearly wish it could see that in person. Pictures never do justice to fine works of art.

      VERY nice, indeed.

    • #24818
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      Man, that is gorgeous work Tim !!

    • #24999
      doc1876
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      Looks great.

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      I like the mother of pearl inlay on the pistol grip pummel. Very beautiful. Tim you are a true craftsman!

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