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    bloody awesome, Sam!! Your engraving is always such a feast for the eyes. That squirrel looks like it could leap right off the gun!

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    Then there is the old saw...What Was That?

    Jeremy, the border was drawn on the metal and the outline cut. Then the background areas were removed a few thousands of an inch and flattened. The elements then sculpted with scrapers and burnishers before adding shading lines. This was one of those occasions when once you get started you wish you had not. A lot more effort than I had planned on but I do like the look.

    Leland, I have about 320 hours thus far on the project with a lot more to go yet...Not including the stock work from wood I cut from the stump.

    Fred, you will be able to look at it as close as you like...just promise not to drool on it!

    Thanks for all the comments. This one has been a real keeper.

    PS...Jeremy, the donuts you speak of I assume are the starts of flowers better seen in the second photo. They have red, yellow and green gold centers to go with the colored leaves.
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    SamW,I like pose of the gold inlayed squirrel on the right side,beautiful anatomy on both squirrels. J.J.
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    Spectacular work Sam W.! The bark of the tree is perfect. What is the canvas, a single shot rifle I assume?
    Jerry

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    Superbly Stellar Sam
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    Thanks again for the comments. Jerry, it is a Remington No. 1 1/2, a small caliber carbine version of the No. 1 Remington Rolling Block rifle.
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    That will be one of the nicest rolling blocks on the planet.

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    That was my intent Leland. The walnut stump came from my dad's property in AR, property which I now own. Here is a not so good photo showing how the scroll flows onto the wood.
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    Beautiful work as always, Sam.

    No mistaking the Sam Welch style

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Thanx Sam, I have several in my collection that might be candidates in a few years. How hard is the steel?
    Please show us the completed work.
    Jerry

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