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Gun Stock Carving # 3 #1: A daisy BB gun stock

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 01-11-2012 06:35 AM 2330 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My father-n-law sent me his BB gun stock for practice. Although the wood in these stocks are very soft it had its challenges nevertheless.
After scribing the design on the stock I began to carve inside the banner area to relieve it so the banner looks correct and raised.
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After that i began on the banner itself, relieving the outter edge and making the folds more apparent
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Then I started stippling the area that was relieved inside the banner. Photobucket
Finally it was time to start on the gator and releave the area around the eye and remove the factory finish from the head.
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It took about 5 hours for a beginner like myself to get this far but it really is satisfying to see it taking shape.
Tomorrow I hope to finish it up so it can go back home.
Thank you for viewing
Jim

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.



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MShort

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 07:31 AM

Looking great Jim !!! I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 07:48 AM

Looking great, it is fun to see the progression!

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 08:04 AM

This looks good a fun informative blog.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 01:43 PM

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 04:46 PM

Go gators. Absolutely loveTim Tebow. He put you on the map! God bless him. Go Broncos, beat Patriots! Your gun stock is awesome.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 04:50 PM

coming along nicely. gonna look gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 04:26 AM

That is the fanciest Daisy BB gun stock on the planet. Good work. Now its a family heirloom. Be sure to sign it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 04:57 AM

Great relief Jim I am sure your father in-law will be pleased!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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