I hope to start soon on my first LJ posted project. It’s not 100% woodworking, but it will do. :) I am going to be detailing the steps I take as I restore an ill used, but classic Stevens 311 (12ga). Now this may not seem like much to you smiths out there but as a completelly self taught gunsmith, with only mainly touch ups under his belt; this will be my first full restoration. In addition to restoring the action I will also be rebluing the entire gun as well as building and checkering a new stock and forend. Now I know some of you may ask; “Why would you spend the time restoring that old piece of junk?” Well, for a couple of reasons; these guns, in fair condition, are great pheasant guns, and the cost difference between restoration and getting a new gun is prohibitive. My other reason is that it is a lot better for me to start solo with an “old beater” to work on then something newer or nicer. So anyway. I hope to have some pictures up soon, of the initial product, and we will go from there.
-- "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green