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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.

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

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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.
 

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Nice job Jeff,

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

Grant
 

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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
 

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

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Another masterpiece!

What kind of tool do you use?
 

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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.
 

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Amazing detail. Very well done. Thanks for sharing
 

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Awesome job Jeff, welcome to LJs.
 

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Wowsa! Beautiful work.

always,
J.C.
 

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