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    A couple projects from this week

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    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Nice. Great looking and I bet the quality of production is up there too.
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    Nice looking artwork. Unfortunately, the only thing I can draw are flies.

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    If it can be done on a lathe or milling machine or by following a pattern I am Ok but scrimshaw is way beyond me. I tried a rabbit on a knife handle one time... One fellow looked at it and said, "why does that coyote have such long ears", another guy said,"It's not a coyote it's a beaver and he messed up the tail". I no longer do that stuff. You done good!

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    Excellent work Ric. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything else from you.
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    Impressive!! My horn looks pretty lame in comparison!!


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    Very nice Ric!

    What kind of wood was used for the pipe?

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    ric - outstanding craftsmanship and artwork .... as usual !! Name:  thumbsup.gif
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    Top notch as usual Ric. Makes me miss smoking my pipe.
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    Those are lovely. Thanks for posting the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taco650 View Post
    Very nice Ric!

    What kind of wood was used for the pipe?
    That is some left over maple from a stock blank.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    it ain't everybody that has a maple pipe!!! it is rely very nice. smoked it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot View Post
    it ain't everybody that has a maple pipe!!! it is rely very nice. smoked it yet?
    Smokes okay, but will be better when it builds more cake.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Love to see the craftsmanship you put in your work, great job.

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    The powder horn is gorgeous! Really nice work.

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    Beautiful work Waksupi!
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    Sweet horn I would be proud to carry it.

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    Awesome work! I have a simple question, How do you get the curved hole in the pipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekshot View Post
    Awesome work! I have a simple question, How do you get the curved hole in the pipe?
    Cut the wood in half, and carve it in. Probably not the best way, but I don't have a bit long enough to drill it.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Very nice...I love the horn work. You do excellent work.

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