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I would imagine each layer worked into the process adds time and difficulty by a factor of ~.5.
 

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When planning a custom gun project the stock is a very important part of the overall presentation. With Ifan Tsu doing a Chinese historical gun with Chinese historical themes it was a big question what was the appropriate material for the grips. Given the fame that Chinese bronze has we decided that was what we wanted. Ifan carved waxes and Paul Hamler has just cast the blanks. Now I’ve got to get these blanks fitted to the frame as perfect as possible and Ifan has to engrave the dragon details into bronze.

 

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What is the significance of '356'?
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I took my car to the body shop the other day. I ask em' how much they charged per hour. He said $35 per hour, $55 if you watch and $95 if you help. :D

Pffffff....rates around here start at $145/hr. And, $125 just to look at your car. I wired everthing back together on the F150 where something chewed 13 wires in the wiring harness in half. Everything works but the tailgate rear camera. 1917
 

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356 is the factory that produced the guns.
This morning I’m cleaning up the casting lines and fitting them to metal
 

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Pilk: Really good stones are a delight to work with. Would you please describe the ones you showed earlier in this thread: what type and grit, and obtained from whom?

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Mike, you are indeed right. A properly functioning stone is a delight to work with. Seeing the metal emerging clean with the proper contour is a joy to hold. I have used a number of stones over the years, some are ratholed for special uses. But the pnes pictured are readily available and work well.
https://www.engraver.com/finishing-stones-for-inlay/

and since the one pictured are now shaped to PP or PPK slide copntours, they will stay that way since I expect it won" be last PPK project I will need them on. that might include the removing pits from the metal beforehand or maintaining the contours will gold inalys
 

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I would think you use stones with a rather "soft" grit binding for the contour work, correct?
 

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I just reviewed the pics, everything shown is the same three that are in the link, I do have various stones, including a few of the elusive tam-o-shanter ones, with various special contours but these new ones artificially formulated seem to work well. a little harder to get to shape maybe, but once there work fine.
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I would think you use stones with a rather "soft" grit binding for the contour work, correct?

yes,

and another note, may I request that you add the author of your signature line Frederick Douglass to the quote. I am working on an article about the racism of all varieties that underlie gun control efforts and its import to keep the context of that quote in front of the wannabe banners.

Plus as an author I like to see attribution made when possible

and I now I see this thread weaving way off track of Chinese clones and beauty enhancements.
 

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Just to get back to the original subject I’m using stones to clean up around the banner
 

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Sometimes you just need to buy a model airplane. The one onthe gun being depicted in green gold was flown by Art Chin, one of China’s aces in 1937 .
 
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