Posted by Dana S. on October 30, 1999 at 12:23:20:
In Reply to: Re: Don't Throw Away the Cracked Ones, Gnome! posted by MMMMarcia on October 30, 1999 at 10:57:09:
: GD writes:
: : Any suggestions, since you guys came up with this idea?
: Hmmmmmmmm...thinking....thiiiiiiiiiiinking.....would it be possible to fabricate the expensive parts from wood? Or paint? It IS just for show, and all? Or would it be too labor intensive to be worth the extra work?
: Obviously, you must finish your orders first and foremost, and I certainly hope you have more waiting upon their completion. But it would be nifty if you could think of a way to salvage the piece when accidents happen. While we all cogitate on a possible solution, hang on to that thar cracked stock. No burning it in Lainey's fire for at least two days an' a bit whilst we ponder!
Here's what I was thinking. Nothing but the stock. MAYBE some stain. Just so you have the "impression" of a longrifle...not a Killdeer. You wouldn't even have to finish sand. The "marks of the Master" would be cool to me. As long as the basic shape is there, anyone who gets close to it will pick it up and take aim. Now, don't lose your little pointy hat, but I think it would make a fantastic cutain rod...
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