Skunk and Scrolls

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Project by JeffStarr posted 04-08-2009 07:38 AM 2902 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 10-22 belongs to a good friend of mine. He will probably be the only person who asks me to engrave a skunk on their rifle. To each his own, it was a lot of fun to engrave. I engraved a basket weave pattern over where the checkering would go and bordered everything with a scroll leaf pattern I also designed. His rifle was a bit beat up so I stripped down his old finish and re stained his stock with a red mahogany and I use “true oil” for my finish. He was very pleased with how it turned out. I must add, most people never noticed the skunk paw print on the bottom until it was pointed out.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 07:54 AM

Awesome work, definetly some thing to be proud of as are the others you posted.

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 12:37 PM

This is unbeleivable work. I`m glad you found Lumberjocks.
Welcome and we`re looking foward to seeing future work.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#3 posted 04-08-2009 03:17 PM

Nice job Jeff,

It was nice talking to you yesterday, I hope that your jig saw project goes well.



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#4 posted 04-08-2009 03:18 PM

HI Jeff Just wonderfull work and truly outstanding web site I have often wished i could start carving sometime do you use hand or power tools brian

-- gagewestern

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#5 posted 04-08-2009 03:48 PM

Beautiful work on that rifle. I’ve seen well checkered rifles before but never anything this nice. Great job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 04-08-2009 03:52 PM

Another masterpiece!

What kind of tool do you use?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 04-08-2009 03:52 PM

Nice work

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#8 posted 04-08-2009 05:58 PM

Thank you for the compliments.
Grant, thank you for referring me here, this is a great site to know about. And good luck with your website for your projects.
I use a high speed pneumatic engraving tool. It is basically a modified dentist drill. So if you have to many bad memories at the dentist office this is not for you. Its only real difference from the one your dentist uses is its shape. A dentist drill has a crook neck allowing him to manuever inside your mouth, mine is straight. So its more like holding a marker. It is similar to a dremel as it is a rotary tool, but as a dremel is considered a low speed/high torque my engraver is a high speed/low torque reaching working speeds of 350,000 rpms. This allows one to do very nice detail in medium as delicate as egg shells.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#9 posted 04-08-2009 06:14 PM

Amazing detail. Very well done. Thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 04-09-2009 02:27 AM

Awesome job Jeff, welcome to LJs.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 07-25-2010 03:27 AM

Wowsa! Beautiful work.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#12 posted 07-22-2016 11:35 PM

Beautiful work.

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#13 posted 07-23-2016 12:08 AM

WOW …........and a classic gun …...... very cool looking …......GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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