Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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.