- February 3, 2016 at 3:58 am #22661
Several thousand times…………on purpose. LOL!
- February 3, 2016 at 4:14 am #22665timspawnParticipant
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That looks fantastic.
- February 3, 2016 at 4:19 am #22667
Thank you. Checkering is awfully expensive, but I design my own patterns and the results are unique and one of a kind.
- February 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm #22686ArtfulParticipant
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Nice checkering – did you do the bolt handle as well?
- February 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm #22687
- February 4, 2016 at 2:02 am #22690onceabullParticipant
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However expensive it was B4 your work( stock & bolt) I wager it’s a good bit more now.!!!! Onceabull
- February 4, 2016 at 3:41 am #22693lar45Participant
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- February 4, 2016 at 3:49 am #22694Sgt. MikeParticipant
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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
- February 5, 2016 at 12:57 am #22794AnonymousInactive
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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.
- February 5, 2016 at 3:14 am #22840
True line is excellent for edging and pointing up, but DemBart is the stuff you use for laying down your lines. Love em!
- February 11, 2016 at 7:01 pm #23638lead-1Participant
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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?
- February 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm #23642
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.
- February 12, 2016 at 1:52 am #23674MilkmanParticipant
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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.
- February 12, 2016 at 2:01 am #23676
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!
- February 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm #24795Wright ArmsParticipant
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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.
- February 24, 2016 at 12:30 am #24818PasturedragParticipant
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Man, that is gorgeous work Tim !!
- February 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm #24999doc1876Participant
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- February 27, 2016 at 3:04 am #25021uber7mmParticipant
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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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