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PostSubject: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 22nd 2018, 7:51 pm

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Well here we go on the process for pouring a nose cap....First draw the outline of the cap, the more simple the design the better the effect.... 


Carefully back cut into the stock and remove the wood....this will give a shoulder for the pewter to rest against...

Make sure your design and cuts are the same in shape and depth of cut....on both sides of the barrel 

These cuts will be worked down to about 1/8" to make sure there is enough material to shape it down to the desired dimensions..I am still learning how to use the program so it will be broken up...
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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 23rd 2018, 4:15 pm

Sorry to break this up like this but it is the only way I know at the moment....After you make the back cut be careful not to damage the edge this will be the outcome once you pour the cap....Begin removing the wood to the back cut down to about 1/8" and cut the tip back about 1/4" from the end...Then take a drill of about 1/8" and drill holes in the end....these act as anchors and hold it in place



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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 23rd 2018, 5:04 pm

Most critical part in that you have to make sure the cardboard makes a form that is close to the stock and the seam line between the stock and barrel is well sealed, if not you will have drooling down the barrel for a nice mess...Also if you have a gap between the barrel and stock , this needs to be plugged with paper or even steel wool to prevent intrusion into one of the pins that hold the barrel in....and that can be a big problem...Also you need to close the muzzle because it is really easy to pour pewter  down the barrel.... 



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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 23rd 2018, 5:05 pm

Most critical part in that you have to make sure the cardboard makes a form that is close to the stock and the seam line between the stock and barrel is well sealed, if not you will have drooling down the barrel for a nice mess...Also if you have a gap between the barrel and stock , this needs to be plugged with paper or even steel wool to prevent intrusion into one of the pins that hold the barrel in....and that can be a big problem...Also you need to close the muzzle because it is really easy to pour pewter  down the barrel.... 



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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 23rd 2018, 5:05 pm

Most critical part in that you have to make sure the cardboard makes a form that is close to the stock and the seam line between the stock and barrel is well sealed, if not you will have drooling down the barrel for a nice mess...Also if you have a gap between the barrel and stock , this needs to be plugged with paper or even steel wool to prevent intrusion into one of the pins that hold the barrel in....and that can be a big problem...Also you need to close the muzzle because it is really easy to pour pewter  down the barrel.... 



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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 5:58 pm

Using a piece of cardboard (back of a tablet) and a short piece of dowel...Use the dowel as the hold down the cardboard and make sure there is a gap under it....Fold the cardboard over and form it to the end of the stock....Make sure  you have even clearance down to the backcut....

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 6:00 pm

Man this would be scary to do!
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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 6:28 pm

Why would it be scary? I find it easier to pour a nose cap than fit a formed one....I apologize for the layout...trying to learn how it works.....

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 7:14 pm

ape over the 
Just before you pour make sure all you seams are tight....Especially between the barrel and stock...you have seams on both sides and where the barrel channel and the barrel meet, if you have a gap you end up with it running down and binding up the barrel lug....When you pour the cap make sure you pour steady until it is near the top....It is very easy to slip slightly and pour pewter down the barrel that is why you put the tape over the muzzle....   


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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 7:26 pm

Begin filing the excess and contour it to the stock, keep going until you reach the back cut...The bottom picture shows the barrel channel side...this makes a form fitting nose cap...

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 26th 2018, 7:43 pm

Well here is the finished product....You can wet and dry sand the  cap.


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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 30th 2018, 6:26 pm

I would like to apologize the way this came out...it should have been much more polished and flowing in its presentation....

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   April 30th 2018, 7:19 pm

@Hilljack wrote:
I would like to apologize the way this came out...it should have been much more polished and flowing in its presentation....

Humbly
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Time for a major eye roll... Rolling Eyes  He's apologizing...

Hilljack, you rocked it. I am impressed.

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   May 1st 2018, 12:32 pm

Thanks for the compliment.....Just trying to pass on some information....

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   May 2nd 2018, 7:59 am

Mate, I was shitting bricks watching you pour that cap, good job mate! 👍
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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   June 6th 2018, 3:45 pm

@Mike in Oz wrote:
Mate, I was shitting bricks watching you pour that cap, good job mate! 👍

Mike does this allot from what Gordon said .....  

Nice job.

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   June 6th 2018, 4:41 pm

Thanks to both of you....I will post articles from time to time....Next one I thought about would be stock carving if any one is interested....

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   June 6th 2018, 6:14 pm

@Buck Conner wrote:
@Mike in Oz wrote:
Mate, I was shitting bricks watching you pour that cap, good job mate! 👍

Mike does this allot from what Gordon said .....  

Nice job.

Hi Mike in Oz..   Tease

Apparently I need to have a yarn with Gordon.... Slap fight

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PostSubject: Re: Pouring a Pewter Nose cap   June 7th 2018, 7:02 am

How you doing kid, still busy. I would think keeping Gordon out of trouble would be a full time job....  affraid lol!

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