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 Post subject: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:56 pm 
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The family of a retiring USMC officer commissioned me to put together a special gift for him.
It started out as a new 70 series Colt and got a few parts upgraded along with a bit of reliability work. Then came the handmade walnut stocks
and engraving. The family also wanted a presentation box so I built one out of African padauk.
Thanks so much for looking.

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 Post subject: Re: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:30 am 
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David, that is great! My first thought was, many people wanting such a presentation gun would not know where to go and would wind up getting something that was, well, awful. That they were knowledgeable, or lucky, enough to find their way to you for something like this, I would call it "worked out well". Are you doing engraving? That one is done "just right".

The box was a bit of work, eh? I make a mess out of everything I attempt in wood!

Great job for a great reason, thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:37 am 
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Ned,

Thank you very much. It was a lot of work but it was a lot of fun too.
I spent a lot of time in my dad's woodworking shop growing up and am slowly working my way back into the craft.


Yes sir, I am engraving as well. Most of the engraving work I do is lettering and roll marks but I do have a couple more big scrollwork jobs in line right now, one of which will also have a presentation box.
That one will be walnut and curly maple.

Thank you again. I really appreciate it.

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 Post subject: Re: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 pm 
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Nicely done, David. Tasteful with all the right boxes checked.

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 Post subject: Re: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:59 am 
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I love your work. That pistol looks great. It is simply elegant. If I hadn't retired a few years ago, I'd give my wife a few hints about a retirement gift that would come from Colorado.


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 Post subject: Re: Retirement Gift
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:32 am 
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Very nice and classy looking pistol. Congratulations to the new owner on a beautiful piece, his retirement, and a big thank you for his service.


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