135 Gunstock Carving Patterns by Lora Irish

By Lora Irish

Create exclusive practical art that would be loved for years yet to come with this treasury of vintage gunstock carving styles. Youre certain to locate the simplest carving trend right here in your subsequent venture. From easy checkering to dramatic aid carved scenes, nationally well-known carving artist Lora S. Irish provides a hundred thirty five nice gunstock styles that includes conventional sportsman and hunting-related topics. She bargains an array of good offerings for each ability point, from newbie to professional, so that you can begin with a uncomplicated trend and take on extra difficult designs as your event in gunstock carving grows. The styles during this booklet are designed for rifle shares, yet are only as acceptable for knife handles, pistol grips, or duck calls. And whereas those styles are particularly designed to be aid carved with hand instruments, they're both usable with strength carving instruments, woodburners, laser engravers, and sand blasters. styles contain animals like deer, elk, moose, bears, mountain goats, and puma, plus birds and waterfowl reminiscent of quail, pheasant, geese, ducks, eagles, and extra. Designs are supplied for panels, adorns, banners, scrolls, oak leaves, fishscale, basketweave, and checkering. the writer bargains recommendation on deciding upon styles, wooden, instruments, and carving tools, plus tips about no matter if to begin from scratch or use a equipment.

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To plug a screw hole in a fine surface, don't use doweling - the grain runs the wrong direction. Instead, use a plug of the same type of wood, cutting it with a "plug-cutter bit" (made for electric drills - a drill press works best). To use a lag screw, drill a hole two-thirds its diameter and length, start it with a hammer, and drive it tight with a wrench . Lag-threaded hooks and eyes (used for hanging objects) are installed the same way. You can use a stick, rod , screwdriver, or similar lever to turn them tight.

Hook and eye bolts, like other machine-threaded bolts, can be exchanged for the machine screws inserted in hollow-wall anchors (page 51) . Diameters run from about '/4" to 2 ", lengths from 1 " to 4". Hanger bolts, when screwed or bolted to one surface, leave a threaded stud poking out. They are designed for hanging fixtures from walls. A fixture (such as a cabinet) is placed onto the stud, and a washer and nut are added . You can remove the fixture simply by removing the washers and nuts, saving the wall and fixture from being chewed up through insertion and removal of screws.

When bench-mounting a vise, keep top of jaws flush with bench top. , . o"'''1ft''" .. Clamping miters is easy by using a specia l clamp made for the purpose, o r by making your own clamp. C-clamp is handy and inexpensive. It clamps materials together or to a workbench . Basic jaw widths are available from3"t016". - . BORE HOL6S IN PLYWOOD / Spring clamp is used for clamping light materials. like a large clothespin, two spring-loaded handles keep jaws tight until they are squeezed together. Wooden hand-screw adjusts for both angle and distance, making irregular, flat-sided objects easy to clamp.

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