Toy shotgun

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 07-19-2009 02:27 AM 2699 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the end result to my shotgun project. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 02:46 AM

Great job Keith, nice piece of carving.

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 02:48 AM

Nice Job how long did it take?

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 02:48 AM

nice job

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#4 posted 07-19-2009 02:56 AM

Hey Keith
cool carving ,I thought this was a toy.

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#5 posted 07-19-2009 04:35 AM

That’s over the top Keith!

You’ll have to do a real gun now.


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

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#6 posted 07-19-2009 04:36 AM

Nice job Keith. I’m glad that the landlord is happy with your work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-19-2009 05:33 AM

You did a great job on this Keith. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 07-19-2009 07:16 AM

Smart move painting the end of the barrel orange so no one mistakes it for the real thing. So, it was a simple toy which you finished quickly, but then you had an idea, then it wasn’t nearly finished. Now it looks like it’s finished except for maybe some repairs over time and the world is a little richer with another work of art instead of just another simple toy. I really like the way you continued the leaf into the checkered/woven portion. Did you use a different stain for the carved butt stock than you used on the rest of the shotgun?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#9 posted 07-19-2009 08:05 AM

Dale, I used Mohawk perfect brown for the stock and cocking mechanism, and mohawk black for the barrel. I didn’t want to completely ebonize it because I wanted to see the wood grain. There is some ray flecks in it too that stand out. To me it has to be obvious that the entire thing is wood. Had I made the barrel and trigger area completely black it would have looked like metal. At that point I would have painted it black with some black lacquer. It’s got to look real without looking real. LOL
Thanks for the comments guys.

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#10 posted 07-19-2009 07:13 PM

Very cool toy gun, nice carvings.

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#11 posted 07-19-2009 08:56 PM

Very nice carving details. I had a huge collection of toy guns as a kid, would have loved something like this. Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 07-24-2009 05:36 AM

Very cool project, I to love to embellish guns. What did you use to carve out the details? I agree, would have loved to have one of these growing up.

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

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#13 posted 07-24-2009 06:51 AM

Jeff, I just used 2 cherries carving tools. I have their set of miniatures and then their regular chisels. Thanks guys.

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#14 posted 07-28-2009 06:12 PM

Wow amazing carving, must have been fun.

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#15 posted 12-02-2009 06:23 PM

that is a nice carving.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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