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Cogito Ergo Armatum Sum
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This one finally got finished, and I got confirmation that it was safe in it's new home this week. I started it months ago, and kept getting sidetracked on it, and putting it down to do something else, but with a little encouragement from it's new owner I finally got it done. I'm pretty sure this one started out as the fork at the top left in this pic.


After a couple trips through the jointer and planer, I split it down the middle on the bandsaw and got these.


So, I cut a center laminate of mahogany, and used some stainless shim stock I had a roll of laying around for spacers. Not a mistake I'll make again anytime soon, that stuff is evil. But where skill and planning fail, blind stubbornness sometimes prevails, and I got to this point.

Darn stainless eats grinder belts too. But finally, after a good bit of blood, sweat, and maybe a few tears, I got through to this.



And it joined a few of it's brothers and sisters for a trip half way around the world to it's new owner. Hope he liked it!

Let me know what you think!

James
 

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Amazing work james ,that is stunning i am sure the new owner will more than like it ,he is one lucky guy.
 

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Epic work! nice touch with the SS laminates
It's a shame you couldn't keep one for yourself


Q: Any estimates on how long it took on the build?
 

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wow james that kooks realy nice my friend some nice grain in that wood you have done a cracking job on it and the finish look flawles mate I carnt wait to see the one I am getting of you now lol be real nice to shoot too.

Atb kev
 

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Wow, you really brought out the beauty of that wood. Fantastic job, James. That's a real beauty!
 

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Wow! -- Tex
 

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That's great James should be strong enough with the SS laminate! I like the Tex design
one of my best shooters is one from a pecan natural.
 

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Cogito Ergo Armatum Sum
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Epic work! nice touch with the SS laminates
It's a shame you couldn't keep one for yourself


Q: Any estimates on how long it took on the build?
At least a year from harvest to finished. Probably 8 or 9 months from first cut, but for actual hands on time, probably 4 or 5 hours between flattening, cutting and drilling the stainless, gluing, shaping, sanding, applying the CA, then polishing.
 
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