Hunt of a Lifetime Donation Project

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Project by gunsmith posted 04-19-2009 06:48 PM 1597 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a 100% donation to Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation. Hunt of a Lifetime is a non-profit charitable organization that takes children on hunting and fishing trips who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. The custom box is black walnut with birdseye maple accents. It has a duck hand carved in the center panel. The shotgun is a Ruger Red Lable 12 gauage O/U with hand carved leaves and fish scales. I hope and pray that this project brings $4,000.00 + to help these children in their dream quest.

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 07:05 PM

If I gad 4grand it would be yours! Beautiful work for an honorable Foundation

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 07:05 PM

Very nice projects.
I wish you good luck.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 07:31 PM

very beautiful work. Good luck

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 10:36 PM

Very nice, Good luck to you and best of wishes.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#5 posted 04-19-2009 11:19 PM

stunning and beautiful and if this is up for auction then i would gladly bid, and as a professional hunter while living in south africa what an excellent foundation and you should be very very proud


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 12:36 AM

Outstanding works of art! Wonderful thing you are doing. I hope and pray your gift makes another childs dream to come true. You are a true craftsman of your craft.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-20-2009 04:30 AM

You did a masterful job on the box and engravings. Whomever gets this will definitely get their moneys worth at $4,000+ and it is neat to see the money go to a great cause. Way to set the standard high, both in craftsmanship and character. Where and when will this be auctioned.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#8 posted 04-20-2009 09:54 PM

The auction will be held at the Lancaster Host in Lancaster Pa. on 8/29/09

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 03:57 AM

Beuatiful work, for a great cause.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#10 posted 04-21-2009 05:15 AM

beautiful work. The mallard drake carving you did on the box is the same one I did for my 1st woodcarving project I wish mine turned out as nice as yours. It is a great thing your doing for those kids and I hope it brings in a great price. Keep up the great work with both the carvings and the charity work.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#11 posted 04-21-2009 05:53 AM

So Beatiful ,such a great cause I’d think any one would want such an outstanding work of art. Lets hope some one with cash feels the same way.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-21-2009 06:01 AM

did you do the metal work (the gold and silver) too? Breathtaking!

-- 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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#13 posted 04-21-2009 10:44 PM


Those metal engravings were done by Ruger by Laser I’m in the process in learning the metal engraving at this time. I wish I would have started learning this trade many years ago. When I get some metal engravings completed I will post them if they don’t turn out to ugly.

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#14 posted 04-22-2009 02:38 PM

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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#15 posted 04-26-2009 04:22 PM

Missed this. Outstanding!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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