Posted by Gnome Carabine on October 30, 1999 at 10:47:01:
In Reply to: Re: Don't Throw Away the Cracked Ones, Gnome! posted by MMMMarcia on October 30, 1999 at 06:55:46:
: Hey, GnomeDome! Been following this thread with interest, and I think Dana has a good point. (Not as good, perhaps, as the one on top of your little gnomiehead, but pretty good, anyway!) ;o)
: I, myself, would never have a use for a REAL Killdeer that fires actual rounds and all, but a piece of art, well...that's another matter. When things happen to make your original bit of work unusable, why not turn it into something fun & sell for a lesser price to those of us who'd not care that it wouldn't actually kill an elk? As long as you don't misrepresent the fact that it was made from a damaged stock, I'd think it a wonderful bit of recycling, and wouldn't mind having something like that for kicks. Will you consider this?
Okay okay. I will have to think about how I might do that. Thing is, it would take almost as much work to finish it as it would a functioning rifle. I am uncertain how to do so without functioning parts. Which parts cost is $600 alone. I will put my mind to it though and let it work in the back of my pointy head. But if I can think of a way to complete the thing so it at least LOOKS like a killdeer and somehow do it in a less costly manner....well.....let me think on it.
In the meantime, I have a backlog of orders I have to push on with for killdeer and other rifles/muskets. If I get a break
where I can do something with it (and I do hope no such break occurs as that would mean business is slow and the gnome is running outta vittles) then I will see what I can do. Perhaps, if I could think of a way to finish it cheaply and acceptably and in time for the gathering I could just send it along to Marcia to raffle off or auction off. But I really don't have a clue as to how I might do that without using the costly parts. Hmmmmm.
Any suggestions, since you guys came up with this idea?
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