Tommy Gun Stock

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 04-26-2010 03:04 AM 3353 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been an on going project, I thought I would never finish it.
I started out using knives and gouges after drawing the design on by hand. I decided I wanted the theme to be of Bonnie and Clyde since the gun stock fit the era.
So I thought the car would be most fitting for the theme, on the other side I did my best to depict a piece of diamond plate steel that was shot.
Then I was introduced to the Shofu detail carver/dentist tool. I cleaned it up a bit with the Shofu and finished the car. This was a adventure in gunstock carving thats for sure.
Maybe the next stock will be much easier…lol, we shall see.
Thanks for looking
Edit: 10/23/2010
I cutout and fashoined some brass plates for a name plate,insert and a butt plate, then I engraved them. One to show what the stock belongs to and the other to place a name on it. I went with Ambushed because thats what the Police did to them to stop the madness.
I entered this into the local carving show and was suprised and happy to get a first place on it.
Thanks again for the view.

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

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 03:34 AM

That is masterful carving, Jim. I’m blown away with the details. Thanks for posting this.

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 03:35 AM

This looks great. It would be nice to also have a picture of the complete gun stock to see how the carving relates as a whole.

-- Wood Turning is communicating with the wood silently.

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 03:45 AM

very nice, i would love to see it on the gun

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 03:47 AM

Ford V-8 and a Tommy Gun, seems like that spells trouble ;-)) Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 08:35 AM

Yes Jim,you do really great work keep it up

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 02:19 PM

Beautiful carving, best of all it’s on a “chopper,”45. cal. Thompson was “the” weapon of WW11, along with the M1 Garand, and M1 Carbine. A big chunk of Americana.

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 04:08 PM

wow looks great i like the detail work on the car

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 04:24 PM

Nice work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 04:58 PM

GREAT JOB! the next one might be easier, but this one is going to be hard to beat.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 04-26-2010 05:16 PM

Very nice.

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 06:15 PM

Wow turned out great! Someone can knock over the 1st National with style. :]

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#13 posted 04-27-2010 02:35 AM

Ahh the famous 1934, Bonnie & Clyde’s last ride. Ford. Nice job.

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#14 posted 04-27-2010 04:23 PM


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