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 Antes

      William 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.