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PostSubject: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 12:38 pm

First deciding on an image

Cutting in the image and inserting the wire.

Filing the wire flush. 
Finished product

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:06 pm

now that is what i call really good. not to take away from anything but to add to it, get some HUTS plastic polish and with a pure flannel cotton cloth rub that finish out to a even higher gloss. it would be worth doing.
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:16 pm

WOW! Now that was neat as hell!

CVA Mountain Rifle?
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:37 pm

Yep. CVA Mountain rifle .50 Cal.

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:40 pm

Looks great!! I love it!!  Great looking mountain rifle too!  You don't normally see them as nice.

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:46 pm

How about a elk for the other side?

Inserted and filed flush

Finished inlay

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 1:54 pm

Whoa! Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 2:03 pm

@Smokin' Joe wrote:
....................  You don't normally see them as nice.
I gave it a bit of a facelift after I got it. This a shot of the before......

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 2:08 pm

That's usually how I see them.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 2:08 pm

The panel around the lock looks real nice as well. Almost reminds me of the browning mountain rifle. Very sleek looking. What did you stain that maple with?
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 2:26 pm

Reshaping the lock panels was part of the facelift along with reshaping the cheek and a little slimming. The stain was a water based Mahogany and several coats of tru-oil.

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 7:55 pm

Love this.

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 25th 2018, 8:33 pm

Do a video showing how you cut into the wood, with what tool, etc.  Not that I'll ever have the nerve to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 27th 2018, 11:31 am

That wire work is so Cool .  Beautiful heirloom you've crafted there RhinoDave!

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p.s. There we go again, another Forum Member showing off their talent.  Good read...great pics :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   January 27th 2018, 1:35 pm

Absolutely fabulous. 

Do-it-your-selfers usually do something that looks OK but with obvious flaws. Yours are flawless. Excellent job.  :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   February 15th 2018, 4:08 pm

I would also appreciate some detailed instruction on how to do this as I have an older T/C Hawken I am having the barrel redone to 54 and would like to customize the stock with some wire work
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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   February 15th 2018, 8:46 pm

Your wire inlay work is off the charts. You do a very nice job. Is this something you do for the fun of it or are you redoing these and selling them? Thanks Al

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   February 16th 2018, 10:15 am

Joe Keeslar has three very good youtube videos that will do a better job of explaining how to do wire inlay. There are also many other videos available on you tube. If you do a search on "wire inlay tools" it will give you many options on how to make tools and how to use them. Personally, I use tools made from old exacto blades and some old inexpensive carving tools that I have modified for my needs. Here's a link to Joes first video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ppTPPxDGh0
 I do this  mainly for fun as  Winter projects. I do not normally buy and sell . The TC and the CVA are my own personal rifles and will eventually go to my son and son-in-law. I did do one earlier rifle that was bought as a practice rifle to see if I could still do this with any sort of ability(thirty year layoff) and I did sell that rifle to free up some income.  I am currently working on a Traditions Penn. rifle and have a Hopkins & Allen lined up next for projects but with developing arthritis and an occassional case of the shakes, It's taking alot longer to work on these.

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PostSubject: Re: A little wire inlay fun   February 16th 2018, 11:09 am

RD, Thank you for the info.
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