Had Some Fun Yesterday!

I played hooky for a few minute from wood and metal working!

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I RODE THE TRIUMPH!

IT STARTED ON THE FIRST KICK AFTER BEING STORED FOR FIVE YEARS!

The frame on this bike is a 1966 Triumph frame. The fiberglass tank and seat are From Champions Fiberglass. The wheel should are magnesium Kimtab. Brake so are Hearst Earhart. The engine is a 1976 Bonneville with some modifications.

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More to come… stay tuned!

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Anschutz Biathlon Rifle

Recently, I received this rifle to bed and refinish. I made made a few new parts for the harness. Not only do I do woodwork, I also do metal work. Another project is in the books! Soon to be shipped off to it's owner.

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A Completed Set of Off-Set Sights for Another Happy Shooter

Off-Set Sights are great when you can see better out of you non-dominant eye…. and you want to continue shooting.

I make also make off-set scope mounts to go with the sights.

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Raffle Rifle Tickets!

EDIT: NEW LINK PROVIDED

As you know I had my hand in building this year's Palma/F-TR Raffle Rifle. All proceeds go to the Palma Teams.

No longer do you have to go to the matches for a chance to win. Online purchase is now available. Link is below.

PLEASE share this post to support the US Palma Teams.

You can find more picture of this rifle in an August post here on this blog.

Thanks,

Doan

Here is the link to purchase tickets:

PALMA RIFLE RAFFLE TICKETS!

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English Walnut Stock for Barnard action

Three pieces of wood were selected for this project and set out to view. It was an unusual day in New Mexico as it rained. The piece of wood that the customer selected was not necessarily the one that I would have chosen, however it turned out to be a beautiful piece of wood with Fiddleback and Burl.

Since Barnard actions are so precision made, I don’t require the action, and can build the rifle without the action.

Repeat customers are very important to me. This is also the owner of the stock in the previous post post. IMG_3161IMG_3164IMG_3172IMG_3173IMG_3197IMG_3198IMG_3199IMG_3201IMG_3202IMG_3204IMG_3206

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Refinishing former Veterans Raffle Rifle

This Rifle was previously won in 2007. It is 10 years to the date from when I built it that I've refinished it.

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Duplicated 2 Prone Palma Long Range Stocks

One of the Stocks has turned out to be a beautiful piece of exhibition grade Claro walnut. The other one is a piece of Claro Walnut that had a huge knot in the back of the stock that looks like a universe. They are two outstanding pieces of wood for right-handed stocks and I'm waiting for a customer for each of them.

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More work completed on English Walnut Short Action Remington to be integrated with Gary Eliseo’s Magazines

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English Walnut Short Action Remington to be integrated with Gary Eliseo’s Magazines

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English Walnut Hand Carved Stock with Desert Ironwood Inlay

Precision Turbo Action

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Trudie and Oliver at Raton

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Congratulations to Trudie Fay and Lige Harris, National fullbore champions

Trudie used her favorite sling rifle. I re-barreled the rifle for her last year. She shot 112 X's out of 180 shots. That is 62% X's. Lige used a spruce stock, that I made for him a few years ago.

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US Palma Team Rifle for Raffle – Final Pictures

A special thank you to Tom Alves for the Trigger donation and Gary LaValley from Phoenix Precision for the Phoenix rear sight donation. This stock can also be used for F/TR. it will be at the Spirit of America Match Wednesday morning – Eagles Nest.

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Mango F Class 22 Rimfire Finished

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with turbo action

Still carving……. more pics

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with Turbo Action

The desert ironwood strips have been inlaid on the stock and I have started to carve the rest of the stock. By scribing lines with the saw and using a wood chisel a lot of wood can be removed to get the shape of the stock.

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Received Phoenix Rear Sight for US Palma Raffle Rifle

Thank you to Gary LaValley from Phoenix Precision for the contribution! http://www.phoenix-Precision.com.

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Bedding Open F Class Mango 22 Rimfire Rifle Stock

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with Turbo Action

This will be a 22 Rimfire Bench Rifle. It will have Desert Ironwood accent pieces to make up the 3 inch forearm. It will be hand carved, similar to the turbo maple stock that I did several months ago. Lots of chips and carving. I've started the bedding so I can work from the center of the Rifle.

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Final Finishing US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Final sanding on Team Rifle which takes many coats of finish.  The next photos should be the final photos or close to final.  I have had many requests and questions about where to purchase tickets for the raffle of this rifle and I am sorry but I don’t have an answer.  It will be up to the Palma folks.  My hope is that they will be able to figure out a way to accept PayPal online, as that will be much easier for everyone.  The rifle will be completed and will  be at the Spirit of America Match for the first presentation.

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US Palma Team Raffle Rifle Final Sanding and Action Screws

Note that the screws are labeled on the ends.

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Installed donated Trigger on US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Thank you, Tom Alves! Final sanding started.

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Drilling / Tapping for Side Mount for rear Sight for US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

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Working on Buttplate and Trigger Guard for US Palma Team Rifle

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