Sunday, August 17, 2014
This years CLA annual show was a great time. So many talented craftsman in one building is wonderful. Thanks to all of you who came by our table to view my work and say hello. I'm ready to get back to work on the next project...an early Virginia rifle stocked in walnut.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
William AntesWilliam Antes was born in 1735. He worked in Philadelphia for a period of time, and moved to Northumberland County in 1781. There are only 4 pieces by his hand that have been published, to my knowledge. The original rifle had a 47" barrel. I chose to use a 44" barrel, and scale down the rifle to match.
The Lancaster patch box, truncated C scroll, and "Bucks County" curve serve to make this piece unique amoung the rifles coming from colonial America, as well as a graceful, well balanced shooter.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I made the bag from veg tanned calf hide, and it is all hand stitched. I made the Berks screw tipped horn at a horn workshop with Art DeCamp. The measure is from some antlers I had in the shop, and the knife was made by Charlie Wallingford. The set is based on an original.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|All items, including the case, were made in my shop.|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
These are premium walnut blanks, air dried for 3 years, and ready for use. All but #1 (2 1/2") are 3" thick, and suitable for 48" barrels. The grain is very tight, and will darken quite nicely when oiled. $95 each plus shipping. I also have more to saw into turning blanks and powder horn butt plugs, as well as more nice blanks available. More photos available upon request.I have several nice blanks on hand..Thanks...Dan