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  1. Leland Davis

    RUGER #1 RIFLE

    JJ thanks for posting this ya got me looking for the screws I have a couple suspect areas but nothin jumps out nice job.
  2. Leland Davis

    drawing scroll backbones

    Ken C Hunt has a drawing series on youtube that will help at least give you an idea where to start. Just search his name everything from basic backbones to more elaborate details presented in a way that is helpful for the artistically challenged like me.
  3. Leland Davis

    Critique Request Moki pliant thuja

    Looking good Matthew. Look forward to seeing it shaded
  4. Leland Davis

    Marking out gun screw and pin heads for engraving

    What ever you did on that it worked very nice. Chuck the screw in your drill turn it slow and use a scribe dragging on the screw works for me.
  5. Leland Davis

    Metal inlays in wood

    Allen, if they are engraved I use screws so I can remove them after the filing and sanding engrave and replace. Smaller inlays are nailed with nails made of the inlay material. I don't use epoxy or any other glue.
  6. Leland Davis

    Metal inlays in wood

    I do inlays on long rifles the most important part is file a slight draft or angle on the edge of the inlay, the bottom of the inlay should be slightly smaller than the top so as you work it into the wood it gets tighter. Take your time.
  7. Leland Davis

    Metal inlays in wood

    That's funny Andrew most I have seen were nailed in with nails made of whatever the inlay was made from. When done right almost invisible
  8. Leland Davis

    Finished Weatherby Orion

    J do you mean another line inside the border so negative space separates the border from the scene and scrolls? I did intend to do it this way but I like your idea. Thanks
  9. Leland Davis

    Finished Weatherby Orion

    Finished Weatherby Orion. Feel free to critique my work your not going to offend me. I want to know what to work on to make it better. Thanks, Leland
  10. Leland Davis

    For Leland

    Thanks Sam always great to see your art. Mind boggling to me how you do it.
  11. Leland Davis

    New project

    Progress on the left side. Thanks for looking and the comments.
  12. Leland Davis

    New project

    50000 blades of grass later I'm questioning my judgment but it's done. I hate eastern red cedars I spend a lot of time trying to control them in my pastures but I guess you draw what you see.
  13. Leland Davis

    New project

    thanks paps
  14. Leland Davis

    New project

    thanks monk, I will put in some foreground to a vanishing point. I'm practicing cutting big bluestem. not ready to cut it on the gun yet, just a little bit along the bottom tried to make left bird look like it's just coming out of the grass.
  15. Leland Davis

    New project

    I started this Monday have made some progress.
  16. Leland Davis

    Posting work

    Adder, I use traditional swiss carving tools. I did adapt carving tools to use with an old GRS system 3 it works great but I like the feel of hand tools. Thanks all
  17. Leland Davis

    Tendinitis

    I am not a doctor and you probably need one. I went to physical therapy for tennis elbow several years ago. The main thing she stressed was keep your elbows close to your torso when working and stop if you feel pain starting in the elbow, wrist whatever stop don't continue and think it will get...
  18. Leland Davis

    Posting work

    monk, thanks for the comments. I made the patchbox from steel on this one. My hope is others will show what they are doing always fun to see.
  19. Leland Davis

    Microscope setup to avoid back and neck pain.

    Mitch, what kind of stand do you use?
  20. Leland Davis

    Posting work

    I have been lamenting the fact that not many people post there work on here anymore must have moved to facebook. Then I realized my own guilt. So here is a projects wrapped up last week.

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