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  1. boo

    In the cupboard

    Thank you , other books there too , will be kept , had to chuckle, good morning, a bag of gulls & curlew amongst other stuff ! Punt stuff interesting, remember in the 70's old man had one , other bits I found, will need a bit of reading is a lot of loose paperwork on browning solution recipes !
  2. We've slowly been going through stuff , just been through the old mans cupboard, found these, some classic stuff & pictures in them , the wildfowling one is a 1911 edition...other magazine mainly about the dee in 1955 , shows the area that could be shot then ! All the boys outside the pub in mostyn on the annual pigeon shoots etc .... Fair few other books too...
  3. Cheers Gordon, was toying with a fine blade on the bandsaw, probably be a cleaner cut , but with the fret, feel more in control ! Was thinking of two supporting pins in brass & two bosses let into the stock , with side grub screws to lock the height also in brass, think I can pull it off , got the lathe & tools , there probably will be a gap on the cut line either try a bit of veneer or got a brand new tub of devcon , bed the bosses into stock and why not use a thin layer of devcon between the stock & comb ? Make a flush fit & thin grey line wouldn't be amiss ! Just ideas at th
  4. Looking for any input off people who may of done this , an adjustable comb riser for a rifle! Firstly it's a sako75 walnut stock , reason cheek weld using n.v , dont want to go down the foam/kydex route . I've scoured youtube/threads etc but welcome any input , to get it done professionally about £400 , and dont want to buy another grs, then pillar and bed it again, got 2 already, got a few ideas , can make the necessary metal work myself, thinking of brass which I have , I've just cut up an old airgun stock in beech and banged a couple of pieces of stud in to give a visual , internal metal wo
  5. So just been tinkering, the first one is for friends in the states , idea being there local time, our time in the village, were they used to live with a temp gauge on a piece of yew . Second one is a cut off from I think a maple burl , no good for stickmaking, on an oak base looks decent, lastly the spalted beech one ! Finished now on clocks !
  6. Sounds like it , didn't realise natural thumbstick, if the stick is tidy , cut the top off flush , look for a piece of antler slightly larger than stick diameter with decent wall thickness on the antler, could be just a straight piece, vee or a coronet! Personally use 8mm stainless stud & 2 part epoxy , get a decent joint and take the horn down to the stick on the joint , wrap a bit of tape around the stick to stop file damage, also can tip the horn to finish it off , buffalo looks nice....
  7. Funnily on two points , a good friend of mine is into medieval re enactments, hes a bow man ! Likes his long bows, got baskets of arrows in his office! Secondly bloke down the roads just bought an Alaskan mill ! I know its possible to have it properly milled & not to much expense, will see...
  8. Acquired today, been down for awhile, the crotch one be interesting, yew....
  9. Been making, many chips ! Been busy flattening chainsawed bits up , from cherry , yew , some I'm not sure about and this is white oak in the picture, was the old mans , now its useful pieces, sled working well !
  10. I was luckily enough to buy a good ruck of buffalo horn from them as closing down, ferrules & few other bits , be ok for awhile, dont know whose importing buffalo now ...
  11. A picture may help , a repair is usually more work than starting afresh , if the top is salvavable, possibly cut off broken piece & cap it off . If needs replacing probably loose 3 inch off the shank were the stud / spigot fits , secondly finding a suitable top , slightly larger than the shank , so can be taken down for a decent fit , if a collar fitted more problems , doable but a p.i.t.a...
  12. boo

    Shooting

    Dave at kelton will put you straight...
  13. Finished the spalted beech off , it's not perfect, but ok , next Time , do a few things differently, other is a piece of cherry , that is going as a gift.....
  14. I'm currently experimenting on the back of it ! See how it goes....
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