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Project by DaleMaley posted 12-07-2020 10:18 PM 1414 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request from my son and grandson to make some wood guns for them. ScrollerOnline sells a set of patterns for about 9 different wood guns. You can use this link to buy their pattern kit.

I decided to start with the hunting rifle. For a good color contrast, the main body is walnut and the lighter colored parts are maple…......plus some light colored birch dowels.

To make the bolt knob and trigger black, I used the Poor Man’s method of using standard wood covered with black magic marker versus expensive ebony. The polyurethane really makes the black color pop.

My son and grandson have already played with this gun, they liked this one and requested I build some other types as well :)

For more details on how I built this toy gun, see my woodworking web site using this link.

Thanks

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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#1 posted 12-08-2020 12:57 AM

Very nice !

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#2 posted 12-08-2020 01:40 AM

Great job. Wish I had that when I was a kid, I’d be the envy of the block.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-08-2020 05:56 AM

Nice work on the gun.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-08-2020 01:02 PM

That is a beauty and sure to be a hit.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 12-08-2020 01:29 PM

Yes, great job. It brings back childhood memories of the neighborhood boys in the canyons.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#6 posted 12-08-2020 02:58 PM

Very nice. From the thumbnail, I thought it was a real rifle.

But my real question is: How do you hunt wood? Sit on a deer and wait for a tree to come into range?

How much wood would a wood hunting rifle hunt, if a wood hunting rifle could hunt wood?

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#7 posted 12-08-2020 03:06 PM



Very nice. From the thumbnail, I thought it was a real rifle.

But my real question is: How do you hunt wood? Sit on a deer and wait for a tree to come into range?

How much wood would a wood hunting rifle hunt, if a wood hunting rifle could hunt wood?

- Tony1212

Yes, I thought it looked pretty realistic as well. The designer did a good job of coming up with a realistic design, that is not too difficult to make.

I am 100 miles south of you, and we have so many deer that you don’t really have to hunt them :)

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#8 posted 12-09-2020 02:23 PM

I tease a co-worker that goes hunting each year (probably down by you). I tell him “hunting” is what the Native Americans used to do: silently moving through the woods, tracking their quarry, staying downwind, getting themselves into just the right position to make the shot.

He spends 4 days sitting in a lawn chair waiting for the odd deer to wander on by.

He stopped bringing in the venison jerky…

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#9 posted 12-09-2020 02:42 PM

very kewl GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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