Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Looking for ideas.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Galva Kansas
    Posts
    1,004

    Default Looking for ideas.

    I have been commissioned to do a project with plenty of lead time, two years to be exact.

    We have an organization that puts on a Veterans and Family reunion every year for all military vets. It's a three day event, I had a booth there last year. Anyway, in two years it will be the 30th annual event. They are having a special Henry rifle made to raffle off and have asked me to make a wall mount for it. It's going to be walnut to go with the wood used in the rifle, but other than that I don't know what I'm going to do. It will be an open display, no glass, and there will be a brass plaque on it somewhere.

    I want to make this super special so I'm looking for ideas of what to carve. I would like to put a carved boarder on the outside, rope perhaps. If anyone has any good ideas please speak up, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
    Kansas Wood Shop
    Disabled Veteran owned and operated
    Visit www.kansaswood.com
    A machine with rock, CS machine, Designer 3, centerline, conforming vectors

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,343

    Default

    If you have a membership with Vectorclip3d.com they are plenty of real nice patterns for you to use. If not, you can still buy patterns individually, just have a look and if you find something you like, email me and I'll have it transferred in the "pay per file collection".
    suzanne@vectorclip3d.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,361

    Default

    What a fun project that is going to be. With the Henry going back to the 1850's the field is wide open.

    Do you have an idea on where you are leaning to? military scenes from the different wars, memorial scene, western/frontier theme, old versus new guns?

    I have been working on a wall mount design for an AR10 I am having built (though its a modern gun so has a completely different feel). The mount is still in the concept phase and the spouse hasn't authorized its use yet. Still needs a lot of work but the memorial part is composed of patterns shared on the site.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails my plaque idea.jpg  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Marshall, WI
    Posts
    97

    Default

    dehrlich -

    Rather than a rope boarder how about something like . . . . barbed wire? A steady hand with a silver paint pen could work perhaps. When I did the Winchester 94 mount for my friend last month I initially thought of a walnut mount too; but a walnut gun stock on a walnut mount sorta blends too much for me. I ended up going with a walnut boarder w/cherry center. The cherry will darken over time somewhat but will still allow the rifle to stand out rather than blend-in. Ash or maple would work well too.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rifle front.jpg 
Views:	139 
Size:	91.1 KB 
ID:	75066

    I also have a pending Henry job . . . . for mounting two Henrys on one wall mount (how friends can come up with so much work for me). Have an idea for mounting them vertically as wall room is at a premium; that may allow me to use my magnetic mounting technique which I really like. At first I was thinking of a barrel-to-barrel (in profile) configuration but now considering barrels to the outside with 'HENRY REPEATING ARMS' or some such thing carved between. Takes awhile to flesh things out and many ideas come and go along the way . . . . as we all know! Good luck with the project. Be sure to post pictures when you finish it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Brunswick, GA
    Posts
    8,110

    Default

    Beautiful job, Mike. I like the idea of the contrast, too. Your mount is gorgeous and really shows off the rifle.
    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


    ═══ Links to Patterns & Resources for CompuCarve™ & CarveWright™ ═══

    Visit the CarveBuddy Website for Additional Exclusive Patterns and Resources

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Spring Arbor Michigan
    Posts
    1,274

    Default

    Wonderful work Mike!
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
    dehrlich -

    Rather than a rope boarder how about something like . . . . barbed wire? A steady hand with a silver paint pen could work perhaps. When I did the Winchester 94 mount for my friend last month I initially thought of a walnut mount too; but a walnut gun stock on a walnut mount sorta blends too much for me. I ended up going with a walnut boarder w/cherry center. The cherry will darken over time somewhat but will still allow the rifle to stand out rather than blend-in. Ash or maple would work well too.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rifle front.jpg 
Views:	139 
Size:	91.1 KB 
ID:	75066

    I also have a pending Henry job . . . . for mounting two Henrys on one wall mount (how friends can come up with so much work for me). Have an idea for mounting them vertically as wall room is at a premium; that may allow me to use my magnetic mounting technique which I really like. At first I was thinking of a barrel-to-barrel (in profile) configuration but now considering barrels to the outside with 'HENRY REPEATING ARMS' or some such thing carved between. Takes awhile to flesh things out and many ideas come and go along the way . . . . as we all know! Good luck with the project. Be sure to post pictures when you finish it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Galva Kansas
    Posts
    1,004

    Default

    One reason I had thought of using walnut is this is going to be a really detailed gun, engraved brass and all so I thought it would make the brass pop. Perhaps mahogany would be a good choice, or cherry as suggested. I like the magnetic mount that was mentioned, how does that work and do you have to worry about scratching the gun when it's taken off?
    Kansas Wood Shop
    Disabled Veteran owned and operated
    Visit www.kansaswood.com
    A machine with rock, CS machine, Designer 3, centerline, conforming vectors

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Posts
    291

    Default

    I haven’t finished it yet but this is what I’m doing with my Winchester model 94 Golden Spike Commemorative.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails winchester 4.jpg  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Marshall, WI
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dehrlich View Post
    One reason I had thought of using walnut is this is going to be a really detailed gun, engraved brass and all so I thought it would make the brass pop. Perhaps mahogany would be a good choice, or cherry as suggested. I like the magnetic mount that was mentioned, how does that work and do you have to worry about scratching the gun when it's taken off?

    The 30-30 Winchester had no feature which would scratch the board wherever it touched. I inset them into the back of the board to within 1/16" of the front surface. They must be placed where 'steel' parts of the rifle will be touching the board in order to hold securely. The side profile of the rifle must be considered as does the weight and center of balance. Mine are placed and centered at the front end of the barrel, behind the steel cap at the front of the forearm and behind the receiver. Two magnets would have held, it but not quite safely enough, with three magnets, as placed, it's VERY SECURE. Actually, the magnet behind the receiver is mounted deeper into the board so it protrudes ~1/4" from the front surface and fully contacts the receiver's steel surface. It's hidden of course by the rifle.

    The 'brass' receiver on the Henry would present a problem as it would not be attracted to a magnet. I made an MDF mockup to test the function and placement before committing to do it for real.
    If the Henry you are to use is a .22cal perhaps 2 (or 3) magnets along the barrel axis would work as it is a very light gun; any centerfire caliber rifle would be much too heavy without some support further back by the receiver.


    One thing you could do however is use a couple of empty cartridge cases over a dowel for 'pegs' to hold the weight and a single magnet or two in the back to hold it to the board. Because of the brass receiver issue that is what I may do for the 'vertical' mount I'm going to do with two Henrys for my friend.

    Post or PM me if I can answer any other questions for you.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rifle back.jpg 
Views:	91 
Size:	1.36 MB 
ID:	75090

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Marshall, WI
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chkorte View Post
    I haven’t finished it yet but this is what I’m doing with my Winchester model 94 Golden Spike Commemorative.
    Very nice! What caliber is the rifle?

    Promontory Point, Utah . . . flew over there several times when I was taking my private pilot training out of Ogden (Hill AFB Aero Club) back in '68.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •