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by Jared
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

Thanks again Capt, I went to Rockler and picked up some boiled linseed oil and Minwax Tung finish today. Rubbed in that first coat of linseed, and you aren't kidding, its like Christmas. Not so much for the figure in this piece of wood, but just to see a finished looking color in that walnut after a...
by Jared
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

Hmm. ok. Well what I have is just called linseed oil. Its made by Grumbacher. Heres a cut and paste description from their website: Finest quality purified alkali refined linseed oil, for us with artists’ oil colors. Improves flow, increases gloss. This product may be added directly to Artists Oil C...
by Jared
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

Thanks again Captchee, one last question in this department. I got my linseed oil from an art supply store, as I've been told you aren't getting the real thing in what the hardware stores call linseed oil these days. How about Tung oil? The cans I've looked at say that they're a tung blend, with oth...
by Jared
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

Thanks Captchee. Good information. I've got a walnut stock I'm going to be finishing soon and was going to go with linseed and tung, which I think I'll still do.

But I also have a non gun project of cherry that I'm thinking I might give the aquafortis a shot.

I appreciate the help as usual.

Jared
by Jared
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

For another example, the trade gun you showed above looks like it is maple also, correct? Is that finish also aquafortis/linseed/tung?

Thanks,

Jared
by Jared
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Building from a parts assembly
Replies: 67
Views: 51563

Re: Building from a parts assembly

There is some WOW factor there, dang.

So, now we know what it will do for a nice piece of maple, what can one expect with the aqua fortis treatment on walnut or other woods? Is it mostly dependent on the quality of the figure?

Beautiful rifle you're going to have there Brian.

Jared
by Jared
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: flintlock kit finished
Replies: 15
Views: 5984

Re: flintlock kit finished

Very nice looking gun. Love that Berber camo on the barrel too, blends right in. ;)

Seriously though, barrel and wood both look great.
by Jared
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: how do I remove barrel finish
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Re: how do I remove barrel finish

Thanks Captchee, good call on the new thread too. The gunsmithing forum could use a few new subjects anyway. Sanding was my first idea, I'll probably give that a shot. This poor pistol gets a lot of "guinea pig" treatments, I'm working on a NSW trade gun assembly, but my experience level is fairly l...
by Jared
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: I do not belong in this forum!
Replies: 28
Views: 15836

Re: I do not belong in this forum!

I'm working on a refinish of my earlier refinish of a pistol kit. I browned the barrel and it came out nicely, but now I think I'd like to give a yarn wrap a try since I'm fancying it up a little. What do I need to do to remove browning???

Jared
by Jared
Fri May 15, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: where to start
Replies: 59
Views: 55642

Re: where to start

Hey Captchee, This ones been lying dormant for awhile (online, not in my head) but I have some questions about pouring pewter. I've given it some practice attempts, but my cardboard forms and wood are getting scorched pretty badly. My first attempts were in a pine block, so I thought maybe it was ju...
by Jared
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: On the subject of trade gun kits....
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: On the subject of trade gun kits....

Thanks for the input guys, I'm still shopping, reading, and budgeting.

Yeah Steven, I understand, I'm not holding out for turkey season, maybe roundball and deer in the fall, best case scenario. ;)
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: On the subject of trade gun kits....
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: On the subject of trade gun kits....

Thanks again Captchee, that clarifies some things. I don't have the money to be buying a finished gun, thats one of the reasons I'm looking at these other options. But also, I enjoy having a hand in the things I own. The shaping and inletting I don't have a problem with, but I've heard the drilling ...
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: On the subject of trade gun kits....
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: On the subject of trade gun kits....

Thanks for the couple extra leads Captchee, I'd seen Northstar west, the other two were new to me. One question, assembly vs kit? I'm guessing when you say that, you just mean, they sell you a box of parts essentially, not a complete, instructions and how to "kit"? Stephen, where'd you find the Pede...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: On the subject of trade gun kits....
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

On the subject of trade gun kits....

I've been following the Pedersoli trade gun thread with interest. I've been shopping around for a trade gun kit for a year or so now, getting to know the terminology etc, looking to upgrade from my old caplock. They don't come cheap, even in kit form. But I'm a pretty handy guy, and like putting stu...
by Jared
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Processing
Topic: Canning venison
Replies: 5
Views: 8499

Re: Canning venison

My wife and I love canned vennison. Can use it for anything, its tender, its great for fast meals (no cooking, just heat it up), it doesn't take up freezer space. I recommend it for tacos in place of ground meat, or bbq sandwiches. You can get home from work and be eating in 5min. My only quick tip ...
by Jared
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Processing
Topic: Venison Canadian Bacon
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: Venison Canadian Bacon

Hey Rancid, You are the tutorial master, I've followed your stuff for awhile on this and other forums and want to give you a big thanks. I think we also share a passion for the eating end of this whole outdoors life. Couple questions......I've brined and smoked venison roasts before, but never that ...
by Jared
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: where to start
Replies: 59
Views: 55642

Re: where to start

Thanks Captchee, I love it, more tools and more stuff to try my hand at.

This is my problem, I love learning new things, that leads to a jack of all trades, master of none.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
by Jared
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: where to start
Replies: 59
Views: 55642

Re: where to start

This has been great, I've been following it from start to finish. Do you have a brief description/photos of the engraving process? Tools and methods you used? I thought the plain pewter looked great, the engraving put it over the top. I'm always greatful for people who take so much time to share the...
by Jared
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Fire Piston | 3Rivers
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

Re: Traditional Fire Piston | 3Rivers

Backwoodsman magazine had an article, how to make one for around 10 bucks a few months ago. Used copper tubing, so it wasn't so pretty but supposedly worked well. Haven't made one myself yet but the following issues had letters from folks who were happy with them. They are a bit of a novelty, but do...
by Jared
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: coffee in camp
Replies: 6
Views: 4071

Re: coffee in camp

Cool, thanks, thats a new one to me.
by Jared
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Homemade bacon application?
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Homemade bacon application?

http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

Haven't made one yet, just got this link from my bro in law. We are making one ASAP though. :o (thats a smiley having a heart attack)
by Jared
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: coffee in camp
Replies: 6
Views: 4071

Re: coffee in camp

I like the sound of that. Also, I love making homemade gravy and the creamer idea is great to save weight.

Have any pictures of the Kelly kettle?