In Progress – Spinning Wheel

From the previous post, you can see I was assembling the hub with the spokes. Once that was finished the hub goes into the jig that you see on the table saw. Two steps of radius cut into the spokes and the the spokes fit into the lip of the rim. Also, I inletted the base of the spinning wheel with rosewood. Legs have been turned as well. Will be making bobbins and a flyer in the future. Stock work calls.

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Reinventing The (Spinning) Wheel

Things have slowed down just a bit. I’ve been keeping busy by making another spinning wheel. Idle hands and all.

So, far I’ve gotten the wheel, the spokes and the hub made. Will be assembling the wheel in the next couple days.

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Making a Laminate Stock

These are fancy flat pieces of wood from stocks I’ve done. It’s a mix of English Walnut, American Walnut, Koa, Mango, North American Walnut. The piece that I put water on was part of the USNRT Raffle Rifle.

This is stock is available now. There’s not much of a wait list at this moment. It’s good time to put in an order.

I’ve also started on a Spinning Wheel.

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American Walnut Stock with a Remington Action for FTR

Three pillar bedding. Hart Rifle Barrel. Trued the action. Ebony Pistol Cap.

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Bastogne Walnut Stock with a Barnard Action

Another really nice piece of wood.

From duplication to finish product.

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USNRT Plaque Finds Home Next to Old Plaque

I put up my USNRT Plaque up next to my International Cycle Show 1st Place Best in Paint Plaque.

There was an interesting incident at the show. After, we won the all 9 sections cumulating in Best in Show, a rather famous handle-barred mustached guy (he ended up with a TV show) from Southern Tier of New York wanted to kick the crap outta us (my business partner and me). This man had biceps the size of my thigh… luckily, all that cross country running came in use. One of the the other lilliputians that put up a great defense was Al Warner.

This chopper has an Arlen Ness prototype front end. Arlen was concerned about whether the thin tubing could carry all the weight. It functioned without a problem. This was one of the first molded frame chopper to be shown at International Show Car shows. All the wiring was hidden in the frame, including the electronics.

Note the early S&S carburetor. In show judging you get extra points for fenders. I crafted a front fender and was able to attach it to the forks.

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Highly Figured Claro Walnut Stock with Stolle Panda Action

Finished up this Palma Rifle last week. This has a Border Barrel. Another happy friend.

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Spirit of America Match 2022

Congrats to Trudie for winning the Aggregate and the Senior Awards!

Thank you for the United State National Rifle Team for my plaque! It’s going to hang proudly in the workshop.

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Good-bye to a Good Guy

Dennis VanLier passed away on his way home from the Spirit of America Match.

Dennis and I met each other over 20 years ago. We instantly became friends.

I will sorely miss him.

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Final Pictures: English Walnut Stock with RPA Action

Here are the finished pictures of this one. Great piece of wood! Entered this into The New Mexico State Fair. Waiting to find out results. You can see the presentation stand in the las picture.

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Claro Walnut Stock with  Fiddleback 37 Remington built by Carl Kenyon with Kenyon Trigger

Had to build a feed ramp, clean and adjust the Kenyon trigger.

The finished presentation stand is one photos.

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RPA Quad Lock for English Walnut Stock and a Presentation Stand

Working on this high figured English Walnut Stock. Almost finished.

Stated on a simple Presentation Stand, turned out to be a little more fancy than I expected. Neat to work on something a little different.

Picture of me for Proof of Life. 🙂

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New Devcon

This now costs about $100 with tax & shipping. This can’t be shipped through California, even if it comes from someplace else. I ordered from a place in Nevada, but the road they took went through California.. so they couldn’t ship it to me.

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Peace Accord between Mainland China and Taiwan

These three picture are of my uncle L.L Doan, Chiang Kai Shek and Eisenhower. My uncle helped write the Peace Accord with General Wong (sitting to the left of Chaing Kai Shek). I believe the treaty was signed by both Mainland China and Taiwan. L.L. Doan was the Chief of Staff for Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG).

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Went to NAPA today to pick up supplies.

This is the clear coat I use on laminate stocks.

It’s now $100 for the 2 cans.

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Myrtle Woods Stock with Barnard Action

Finished this Myrtle stock with a Barnard action last week.

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American Walnut Stock with a Hell Betty Action

I added third action screw in the middle. Bonus picture of the Bike, it’s still up For Sale.

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Turkish Walnut Stock for Palma Rifle with an Accuracy X- Series Action

Here are some pictures of the Palma Rifle with a Turkish Walnut Stock.

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Koa Stock with a Gersley Action

This is an extremely rare action. The action is very similar to a Winchester 52. This FTR stock is right hand, but the action is left handed. When complete it will be able to shoot from the bench.

This rife was also mentioned in American Rifleman January 1958.

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English Walnut Stock with Vudoo Rimfire Action

Another beautiful piece of wood to work on.

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New Smallbore Project – 52 Winchester Part #3

This is the 3rd installment my 52C Winchester project.

Finally, the action and the stock has come together. There’s a scope rail that has to be made to fit on the action.

Soon, I’ll find scope and test this one out.

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New Smallbore Project – 52 Winchester Part #2

I’ve been shooting a 37 Remington for over 20 years. It’s been extreme accurate with the Hart Barrel. Others that have shot this same model have been set records that will never be broken. It’s not the easiest rifle to shoot on the line.

The pictures below are going to be my new rifle. I figured after 20 years that it was time.

In the pictures I’m sizing an action for bedding.

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New Smallbore Project – 52 Winchester

I put a moveable trigger shoe on a Wright Allen trigger. Also, made a feed ramp and made a recoil lug. The recoil lug on the original 52 Winchester sometimes isn’t deep enough to do the job properly. Here in lies the problem with this receiver. I added a middle action screw that screws into the feed ramp.

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Updating Palma Rifle to FTR

Updating Palma Rifle to shoot FTR.

Installed magnets in cheekpiece.

Made a rear slide to ride rear bag.

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Congratulations to Trudie Fay

Her 2nd California Bear!

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