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Project by Dan Krager posted 652 days ago 1301 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a company logo printed on just about everything the crew wears. The client wanted it painted, so that added some special challenges. Just for the record that is a caricature of a concrete pump truck operator. It is coated with three top coats of polyurethane to add as much durability as possible. Used only hand tools.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com





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jaykaypur

3097 posts in 910 days


#1 posted 652 days ago

You did a really good job on this but why anyone would want to do that to a gun stock is beyond me.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Dan Krager

1357 posts in 736 days


#2 posted 652 days ago

Thank you jaykaypur. It was only a cheap .22, nothing special. I’m hoping to gather some other gun stock carving and checkering out of the deal.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Brandon2012

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#3 posted 651 days ago

That is awesome. You did a great job. It “was” a cheap .22. Now its a customized .22 with a one of a kind stock. I could imagine the gun will be on display somewhere?

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 651 days ago

Dan, that’s a fine job on that. It’s not exactly something like I would want on my rifle but a fine job nevertheless.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dan Krager

1357 posts in 736 days


#5 posted 651 days ago

I’m not even going to put it on my pea shooter. And it’s not likely to end up in a museum, but it’s what the client wanted and he’s paying, so ” ”! What can I say? He’s seen it and is pretty excited about it, so that counts. If that excitement is contagious, I could get several (hopefully more traditional) jobs out of it.

So, what would you want on your gun stock?

Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Don W

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#6 posted 651 days ago

nice job Dan. I agree its kind of odd for a gun stock. Either way, its a great job.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 427 days ago

Whatever the customer wants, and so long as he/she’s happy!
I got this great pair of walnut pieces for a stock, but now I have to find a decent rifle to replace the stock.
But then what would I do with it. Garden crows I suppose.

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire, www.hopewellwoodwork.com

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