Carving a Dan



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Offline RBQChicken

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #160 on: December 06, 2018, 04:23:30 PM »
Or, a priest, a minister, and a rabbi.......in a bar......
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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #161 on: December 06, 2018, 05:01:43 PM »
This has been the best thread on any forum I have ever encountered.

Enjoyed it from the start to end.

I can't believe the talent you have Marty.

Truly outstanding work.

You are a true craftsman.
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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #162 on: December 06, 2018, 07:11:49 PM »
Thanks guys. Already thinking about a theme for the next one. Maybe a bobcat & cottontail.

Marty......my wife, JoAnne votes for the... Bobcat... theme.  ;)


Best Wishes - Tom
Tom...from this point forward this is how I plan to spell JoAnne..."JoAnne"...Please let me know if this is correct... ;) Be sure to tell her I'll give it my best shot. I think I've cut & pasted several of the two partners in crime in different scenes trying to design something that makes sense...it's been more of a challenge than anticipated.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 07:14:38 PM by Yng@hrt »
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #163 on: December 06, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »
Dick & Randy...lol. It's tough enough trying to get two subjects in a confined space let alone 3.
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #164 on: December 06, 2018, 07:14:03 PM »
This has been the best thread on any forum I have ever encountered.

Enjoyed it from the start to end.

I can't believe the talent you have Marty.

Truly outstanding work.

You are a true craftsman.

That means more than you realize Andrew…thank you!
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #165 on: December 06, 2018, 08:26:06 PM »
Thanks guys. Already thinking about a theme for the next one. Maybe a bobcat & cottontail.

Marty......my wife, JoAnne votes for the... Bobcat... theme.  ;)


Best Wishes - Tom

Tom...from this point forward this is how I plan to spell JoAnne..."JoAnne"...Please let me know if this is correct... ;) Be sure to tell her I'll give it my best shot. I think I've cut & pasted several of the two partners in crime in different scenes trying to design something that makes sense...it's been more of a challenge than anticipated.

Yep Marty her name is spelled...JoAnne. and she says that she can't wait to see your next carving.

Best Wishes - Tom
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117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*Excellent Snap Shooter & Good Winter Gun*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*My Most Powerful Rifle & Best "Rested-Shot" Hunter*)
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak (*MY FAVORITE FUN GUN*) (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Winter & Windy Day Gun)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock (My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)


Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
117cal 2 Crosman 1377 Pistols (Mouse Zappers)
117cal Umarex NXG APX (Chipmunk Hunter)
117cal Red Ridder BB Gun (Pop Can Hunter)

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2018, 08:46:23 PM »
Marty,

Beautiful work!  I would encourage you to write a paragraph or 2 and store it somewhere within the rifle.  That would be a very kind surprise for some future owner.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #167 on: December 06, 2018, 09:50:07 PM »
Thanks guys. Already thinking about a theme for the next one. Maybe a bobcat & cottontail.

Marty......my wife, JoAnne votes for the... Bobcat... theme.  ;)


Best Wishes - Tom

Tom...from this point forward this is how I plan to spell JoAnne..."JoAnne"...Please let me know if this is correct... ;) Be sure to tell her I'll give it my best shot. I think I've cut & pasted several of the two partners in crime in different scenes trying to design something that makes sense...it's been more of a challenge than anticipated.

Yep Marty her name is spelled...JoAnne. and she says that she can't wait to see your next carving.

Best Wishes - Tom
Might be a while Tom...I think I need to focus on something else to clear the mind. The scene alone is fighting me every step of the way. Some quite time with my Dan as in beatin the brush is just what the doctor ordered. We'll head out early next week.
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #168 on: December 06, 2018, 09:51:06 PM »
Marty,

Beautiful work!  I would encourage you to write a paragraph or 2 and store it somewhere within the rifle.  That would be a very kind surprise for some future owner.

BobH.
Very kind of you to say Bob...thank you!
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #169 on: December 07, 2018, 01:06:50 AM »
It looks great Marty have you ever thought about buying a 8/4 piece of curly maple and making your own stock ?
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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #170 on: December 07, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »
Mesquite is some really nice wood as well.
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AirMax Plinkster .177
CP1 .177 Mini Carbine
CP2 w/ .177 Varmint long barrel
XS-60C GenI .22
2-22XX Carbine HPA .177
2240 Stubby .22
Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
2-Mendoza RM377 .177
2-XS-12 .177
1-Hatsan 1000x .177 Carbine (Pvt. Stryker)
Various Others

AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
Vevor Basic. (for the road)
Vintage - too many to list

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #171 on: December 07, 2018, 08:01:39 AM »
Thanks Joe & Bill, as a matter of fact that was the original plan for the model 21 below but carving seemed like a lot more fun. I started thinking how long it would take just to build the stock & forearm, & it was beginning to look like a year long process so I scratched it for now. The Model 21 is a blast to shoot but it's been said the plastic stock is prone to fracture given the torque to break the receiver so I would imagine given its age, that possibility is even higher now. I love curly maple & mesquite & will certainly give those some thought once that bridge is crossed again.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 08:39:08 AM by Yng@hrt »
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #172 on: December 08, 2018, 07:50:23 AM »
First of what appears to be one of many Bobcat/cottontail scenes sketches. This might give you an idea of how difficult it is to squeeze 2 subjects into such a small space & not loose the ability to detail each. I have looked at many scenes with more than one subject & if full bodies are used their more of a blur. Ideas welcome. No bar scenes...just don't seem natural for some reason. :D
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #173 on: December 10, 2018, 06:40:10 PM »
The Tru-Oil has had plenty of time to set up so I ran her through her paces on the range today for her first hunt of the season. I forgot how sweet a shooter she is. A couple of fine adjustments on the Swift & she’s stacking pellets where she left off last year. Really looking forward to taking her out tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll come home with some fresh meat.
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #174 on: December 10, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
Marty,
 I believe even the most tried and true purest will think you did a fantastic job on that 'Dan
Such an amazing transformation.
Never let it go.... she is an heirloom of your devotion to the sport.
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Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #175 on: December 10, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
Thank you for that Scott…means a lot buddy.
 
I’ve thought long & hard how to pass these guns & other possessions down to our two sons. Two of the guns will be given this Christmas; 2 Pony Express Daisy’s & more in Christmas’s to come. Other than that if something happens to me or when that time comes I’ve asked my wife to have the boy’s flip a coin & the winner gets his choice of the first item & continues from there until everything is gone. I’m not sure where this Dan will end up but I’m hoping it’s taken pretty quick. ;)
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #176 on: December 10, 2018, 09:10:00 PM »
Well then... can I get in on the coin toss?
LOL.
Seriously, good for you. I have only one grand-son. He is 4 now... but the eldest 11yo Grand-daughter "Dead Eye Lou" may give him a run for his money for cherry picking when I am gone. ;)
Pistols
Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
Air Arms: S400-SL Carbine FAC
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
Weihrauch: HW98
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #177 on: December 10, 2018, 10:01:48 PM »
Well then... can I get in on the coin toss?
LOL.


Seriously, good for you. I have only one grand-son. He is 4 now... but the eldest 11yo Grand-daughter "Dead Eye Lou" may give him a run for his money for cherry picking when I am gone. ;)

Gee Whiz Marty..... If you decide to let Scott toss a coin... then.....Can I get in on the coin toss TOO ! ! !  ;D ;D ;D

SERIOUSLY ....those are Fantastic Gifts for you sons and they will treasure & remember them forever !

Best Wishes - Tom
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 08:56:15 AM by A.K.A. Tommy Boy »
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Hunters
22cal Crosman Summit Ranger NP2 (*My Best All-Round Hunter & Winter Gun*) 
117cal Hatsan Striker Vortex W/Edge Stock (*Excellent Snap Shooter & Good Winter Gun*)
22cal Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Magnum W/CDT GRT III Trigger (*My Most Powerful Rifle & Best "Rested-Shot" Hunter*)
20cal Vintage 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak (*MY FAVORITE FUN GUN*) (NicelyResealed&Rebuilt By Rob112o)(*My MOST ACCURATE HUNTER & SNAP SHOOTER*)
25cal Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex W/Camo Stock & Extra 117cal Sniper Barrel (Winter & Windy Day Gun)
117cal Crosman Vantage NP1 W/Titan Stock (My Old Trusty Standby Rifle)
25cal Hatsan Edge Vortex (Good Snap-Shooter on Winter or Windy Days)


Occasional Hunters
117cal Custom Older X-3 Stoeger W/B-3 Spring (NicelyRefinished&Rebuilt By SteveP-52)
117cal Chinese B-3 (My Mean Mongrel Junkyard Dog)
117cal Crosman 2100 (My Lightest Weight Hunter)
117cal 2 Crosman 1377 Pistols (Mouse Zappers)
117cal Umarex NXG APX (Chipmunk Hunter)
117cal Red Ridder BB Gun (Pop Can Hunter)

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #178 on: December 11, 2018, 08:29:07 AM »
Thanks Tom. Spent time yesterday sighting in as mentioned. Sighted in a couple guns. Believe it or not all of them are tucked into the gun safe. Even added another gun shelf for 12 more uprights. It’s quite a spectacle every time I want a gun my man cave turns into a ware house with stuff everywhere. On the plus side I get to look at guns I haven’t held in a while & I start wondering which ones are tops. Love em all but there’s something about those tootsie’s that can really grab hold of a guy. I think I’ll be shooting them more often & get them out in field. Their small, compact, lightweight & pack one heck of a punch, & their look is so dad-gum classic vintage.

Well...time to pack a lunch & hit the road. Day break in about an hour. :)
  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68-'74 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '86-'91 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, & H9 & H9A.
Daisy's;
Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, several Yellow & Golden Boys, several Model 1894's, others too many to list.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Carving a Dan
« Reply #179 on: December 11, 2018, 08:55:58 AM »
Pardon my memory but, did you ever get your hands on a nice Crosman 101? So compact, powerful and very classic. Such a pleasure to shoot with the stock peep. Pellet loading takes a bit to master but once you get it, it's no issue.
I can barely wait until I get back up to pumping condition. These will be of the first ones I grab.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 08:59:48 AM by avator »
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Favorite Everyday Shooters:
Sam Yang Sumatra 2500 carbine .25
Urban .22
AirMax Varmint w/ .22 CP-2 long barrel
AirMax Plinkster .177
CP1 .177 Mini Carbine
CP2 w/ .177 Varmint long barrel
XS-60C GenI .22
2-22XX Carbine HPA .177
2240 Stubby .22
Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
2-Mendoza RM377 .177
2-XS-12 .177
1-Hatsan 1000x .177 Carbine (Pvt. Stryker)
Various Others

AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
Vevor Basic. (for the road)
Vintage - too many to list

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