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Project by JeffStarr posted 04-11-2009 05:49 AM 2124 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine wanted a unique Christmas gift for his father and had me engrave the stocks to this Savage .22/410 over and under that he had given his father. His father grew up in Arkansas and we decided that a Razorback would be fitting. I asked that he would have his father photograph the stocks on the gun for me as I really wanted to see the look of the gun with the new stocks. This story unfortunately didnt end well. The stocks were fed-ex’e and tracked Atlanta Georgia and somehow were lost or stolen before it made it to its final stop in Georgia where he lives now. Its been a couple of months now and I hope somehow it ends up where it belongs. I am glad I at least have these pictures. It is one of my favorite engravings I have done yet. I am sure you would have to be a “lumberjock” to understand how losing a piece of worked wood feels.

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





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Demowen

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#1 posted 04-11-2009 06:00 AM

Owch, that totally sucks! Those were beautifully done! How did you do the pattern on the knife scales?

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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JeffStarr

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#2 posted 04-11-2009 07:16 AM

I am sorry I dont understand your question, the de fleur pattern or the fish scales themselves?

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

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Demowen

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#3 posted 04-11-2009 07:31 AM

oh, sorry! I meant the fish scales themselves.

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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#4 posted 04-11-2009 05:41 PM

An outstanding engraving . I hope it shows up.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JeffStarr

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#5 posted 04-11-2009 05:59 PM

Demowen, I will send you a PM to answer the question as it is kind of lengthy

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

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Demowen

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#6 posted 04-12-2009 02:11 AM

that would be great!

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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sval229

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 04:17 AM

Beautiful work.
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at engraving for quite some time. Looked at a couple of air turbine type engravers at woodworks shows but don’t know if that’s where I should start. Couple-three hundred bucks.
Dremmel type tools don’t seem to have the power or speed to cut clean enough. Any suggestions??
I don’t expect to do anything as nice as you do, but I should be able to get by for accents on furniture and such.

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JeffStarr

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 07:09 AM

Dremels are nice for a lot of things, but they are considered low speed and high torque. They are also a bit bulky to use in the hand for engraving, especially for long periods of time. Dremels generally have speeds of 15-20,000 rpms. They can do some nice work in softer materials such as bone and antler but are a bit to torquey to use on hardwoods. I use a pneumatic high speed engraver, high speed low torque with RPMs of around 350,000. It has very low toque to where you can engrave on eggshells in detail. I would recommend getting the high speed engraver, most that I know of happen to be pneumatic. They are a bit spendy, but you will not be disappointed.

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

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 04-16-2009 11:53 PM

That is too bad that this work of art was lost. Beautiful work as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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gunsmith

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#10 posted 04-21-2009 01:37 AM

Jeff

Design is the hardest part of gunstock carving and you do a super job. I look forward to your posts.

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#11 posted 08-01-2009 05:13 AM

wow great stock and the etchings are beautiful

-- riosartworks

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#12 posted 02-08-2010 08:22 PM

amazing work! great job:)

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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