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Here is more progress from today.

Cap made from brass bore casing flattened and shaped.

 

Pins made from brass rod peened over.

 

Pipe mouthpiece from antler.

 

Almost done. Just some sanding, shaping and oiling.

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That's awesome Rob, it been a long time coming but it looks like it will wrap up nicely!!!

 

Kip

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Thanks guys. Almost done. Just about to give its first coat. The pipe is all lined up with the center hole and mouthpiece..

All I have to do is make a plug for the top.

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Dagum Rob That is Beautiful ! I am in lust of the work you have done with this project as is my Lil Daughter(age 8) she wants it for the Hawk and to put in her room ! I know it is in the KITH though. she will have to settle for one I may try to make Just not as ornate as you have done .

 

Sam

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Hi Sam and Jim,

Sam.. Say hi to Ame I bet she is a great kid.

Here is the plug... First time I have cut a thread in antler

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Great work.

 

It has been a pleasure seeing this one being born.

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Well, THAT came out well. B)

 

I've never threaded antler either, I just make it a locking taper fit. I may be rethinking that on the next one...

 

What are you doing to the maple for a finish?

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Thanks Don and Alan,

 

Alan.. seeing your hawks is what inspired me to make one. I have Tru Oil gun stock finish. That maple is fantastic stuff..kind of mesmerising.

 

I was not sure how the threaded antler would go and must admit I was a bit surprised it actually worked..I just kept going forward and back bit by bit and took it easy.

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Hi Guys.. Thanks for all the great comments and support on this project. Here is my wife Stacey sewing the leather under the head...I could not come this far to have my dodgy sewing let things down.

 

Anyhow all done.. At last... I even tried it out with a celebratory rum.. Works a treat...it is dark now so I will do a photo shoot tomorrow.

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That really turned out well! That sounds lame but I can't seem to find the words that describe how great a job you did on the hawk! B)

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That really turned out well! That sounds lame but I can't seem to find the words that describe how great a job you did on the hawk! B)

Thanks Mate, never lame..greatly appreciated.

 

Here it is all finished up and awaiting its new owner...Bring on the 14th...I have posted some fancy pics in Show and Tell

 

Thanks all for your support,

Rob

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