Gunmaker Tools – 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide

Gunmaker Tools for an Early Virginia Longrifle 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide This offering is my attempt to help the beginning gunmaker by making some of my layout tools available to them. As the title indicates, this drawing has templates for my interpretation of the 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia longrifles documented … Continue reading Gunmaker Tools – 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide

Fraktur

Fraktur Decoration on Paper I have long had an interest in fraktur, and have been doing fraktur type decoration for some time. A couple years ago, I decided to get serious about the art form. I started with bookmarks and bookplates as I needed something appropriate for my hand bound, leather covered 1733 New Testament … Continue reading Fraktur

Hand Turned Curly Maple Pens

I make these hand turned, curly maple, ball point pens from highly figured gunstock scrap that would otherwise go to waste.  These pens are stained with aqua fortis just like my gunstocks; which means at least three whiskerings with water and a scraper before staining, a coat of tannic acid to darken the figure, and … Continue reading Hand Turned Curly Maple Pens