Winchester Lever Action Rubber Band Rifle. The Build

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Blog series by anthm27 updated 05-06-2020 02:43 AM 5 parts 11328 reads 83 comments total

Part 1: Templates

12-12-2018 11:51 AM by anthm27 | 15 comments »

I figured I would have a go at building one of these Winchester 1873 rubber band rifles. The project is inspired by these two lumberjocks projects and The plan for mine is to do it in solid of Ash with Walnut Barrels, Lever and Trigger. I,m doing mine to be more as a wall mounted room feature rather than a kids toy. I kind of want it to be special hence doing most of it out of a solid piece. Anyways today for...

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Part 2: Thicknessing and cutting The solid blank

12-13-2018 08:22 AM by anthm27 | 11 comments »

Spending time laying out yesterdays 2 templates really paid off. This morning I,d realized that they where 2 inches too short. Anyone familiar with the plans will know it was an easy mistake to make. It was all a bit confusing and I spent the first part of the morning making sure I had things correct and writing a step by step process of exactly what I need to do to get this solid rifle blank done properly. I don,t own a thicknesser or a router table so I needed to thickness my stock using...

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Part 3: Progress and Laminated Parts

01-02-2019 11:55 PM by anthm27 | 23 comments »

Having received my Oak and Walnut from Recycle1943 . Yes, Dick from here at Lumberjocks (Recycle1943) was very kind enough to package up some walnut, oak and along with some other goodies including a very nice hand made keepsake box for my Lovie Cheryl. He packaged it and posted it to me. Thank you Dick, a great act of kindness and a real thrill to receive your kind gift. After receiving the Walnut and Oak I decided to make things even harder for myself and do the lever and trigger in a la...

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Part 4: Motivation to get it finished

04-04-2019 08:20 AM by anthm27 | 20 comments »

This entry more as a motivator for myself to get this thing finished. With the sandwich style lamination of the moving parts its taken quite some man hours. The rifle and its moving parts are sitting on the shelf out of reach. Every time I think of starting another project the unfinished rifle haunts me. I have to get it finished. Anyways here is a few pics of the progress with the oak and walnut laminated trigger, leaver and hammer in place with small dowel, The cover plate basically done...

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Part 5: I am very very rarely defeated,

05-06-2020 02:43 AM by anthm27 | 14 comments »

I am rarely defeated but this one has got me.I am 18 months on this thing and I am over it.The amount of time I have spent on it is getting ridiculous.I have to get it finished in some form. I have decided to get on and finish the outside, It will be cock able and make a bang but it wont fire elastic bands.Its going to require a more expert Toy maker type than me to get it operational. (any volunteers are welcome?)Lovie Cheryl says its the first time shes seen me defeated on something like th...

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