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next level impressive Gene...

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Thanks guys. 

7 minutes ago, Dane Franco said:

Nice miter splines! What finish did you use?

Dane, the finish is two coats of Dark Walnut Watco, a day apart. Then, two days later, one coat of 50/50 Dark Watco and Helmsmans Spar varnish followed by one coat @ 70/30, both wiped on, and a final coat of straight Helmsmans sprayed. Finally, a couple applications of Johnson's paste wax applied with 0000 wool, and mechanically buffed after the last application.

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Museum class quality!

You just upped the ante' here!

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Many thanks, Dave. However, with all the wonderful woodworking posted here, I'm hardly in the game.

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9 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

However, with all the wonderful woodworking posted here, I'm hardly in the game.

Agreed: many outstanding craftsman here and you're right in the mix.

Don't be so hard on yourself...we'll do that for ya'!:D

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13 minutes ago, Joeb41 said:

Beautiful job on the case Gene but as a gun enthusiast I'd like to hear about the rifle. It's a thing of beauty.

Thanks, Joe.

The rifle is a Winchester 30-30, Wyoming Centennial commemoratve issue. 

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I see a slight run under the right hinge...I had to use a magnifying glass to find it.  I did have to look for a while but hey.

  If your thoughts are like mine when I build something I am proud of, I can't get to the computer fast enough to post it for all to see..

I see a little youngster there with that purple lining. Have you thought about putting some dark color in that beard......

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35 minutes ago, Smallpatch said:

I see a slight run under the right hinge...I had to use a magnifying glass to find it.  I did have to look for a while but hey.

  If your thoughts are like mine when I build something I am proud of, I can't get to the computer fast enough to post it for all to see..

I see a little youngster there with that purple lining. Have you thought about putting some dark color in that beard......

Hey now, that white beard and hair is an odometer. Took a lotta hard miles to earn that color....or lack thereof. :(

It wasn't so much pride in the work as it was satisfaction in the fact that I got it done. :lol:

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Great Job Gene!!!!

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