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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:11 am 
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That's just cruel.....and I haven't even had my coffee yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:34 am 
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Cruel mode <off>

Here’s the MSH not quite seated so you can see the area that’s been widened. This is done because as the girth is reduced my removing metal at the bottom of the MSH, you get into the groove that receives the locating rail on the MSH, and you wind up with a little kitten’s tooth of metal that’s really pointy and delicate, and a little unsightly sometimes. The top of each Conamyd has been polished, in alternating directions. They look kinda rough here but the effect is sort of a scintillation as you move it in the light.
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The new Shield Driver sight. This one has had some further work done to it.
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FLH magwell, grips by Esmerelda, very nice cocobolo!
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The guy is going to need this little accessory:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:52 am 
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Nice work Ned! Couple questions: Any significance to the marking on the top of the slide? What hammer is that and did it come with the holes cut in it (im assuming to lighten it even further)?

I also just received a set of Esmeralda's grips, cocobolo dorado. She does some great work!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:24 am 
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Did you MEAN to mount the rear sight backwards?? :lol:

Interesting take on the conamyd concept.....I like the trigger!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:16 am 
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Cool!

Ned,
do you have a normal, straight on picture so we can see the darn thing in its totality? This is torture!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:37 am 
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I feel like a kid at an old-time carnival side show - super pics, but such a tease. I'm dying to see the whole thing :mrgreen:

Ned, you do amazing work...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Anthony Lombardo wrote:
Cool!

Ned,
do you have a normal, straight on picture so we can see the darn thing in its totality? This is torture!



You said Ned and normal in the same sentance - from what Burton has told me that is an Oxymoron. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:28 pm 
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I know the frustration from my SCUBA days-- get on a cool shipwreck and all you can see is the 25-foot sphere of which you are the center.

I have a few more-- will post as the day goes on.

Yeah that rear sight is what I thought in 1985 would be a good one-- something of an abutment for racking the slide although I will admit it wasn't THAT big of an issue tome then, but mostly, a nice sloppy rear for the ultimate in not-hangin'-up.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:35 pm 
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Ned,

Shouldn't you be on a plane by now? I like a man who runs right to the ragged edge!

I have been up til midnight for 2 weeks getting stuff ready to bring down for the LTW Booth, but I didn't tell anyone to expect anything.....that would be too much pressure!

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OK, Ned. I've tried to guess, but can't figure out the accessory in the last picture. I get the SN and your name as an ID for the set, but I know there's more. Maybe it's the unknown scale of the piece in the photo that won't let me see what it might fit into?

Love the FLH magwell. Looks just like mine...purdy and functional.

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Dangit Ned-- everytime I sketch up something I think is gonna give a blaster a nice profile that folks ain't seen before, you go ahead and make it. Quite reading my mind.
I absolutely love the stipling under the slide stop-- the TS is nice, but that border around the stop's underside really offsets the whole picture.
Is it my eye, or did you do something to the rear dovetail? The edges looked slightly beveled.


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GotSand, thanks for asking.

That is for removing the muzzle thread protector, of course!

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Brian D., that engraving is my company logo.


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I now know why JJ holds you in very high regards. Beautiful gun.


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Why would it need a thread protector, you ask (why didn't anybody ask?). The rest of the story.

The GemTech is a dummy, but the fitting of it is real. The owner is ordering the real deal; for demo purposes at the SHOT Show (and since I'm not licensed for that stuff), I got the dummy.

Problem: what happens when you put a can on a pistol? The sights are blocked. Solution:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:56 pm 
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That is UNREAL Ned!!!!

You are definitely out there on that one! Can't wait to take a look at the booth. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Now get on the plane!!!

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Ummm, Ned... what's up with the grip safety pad? Split decision, eh?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:17 pm 
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Wow! When is the new owner gunna come along and say,


"That thing is off the Charts!!!!!!"



Very nice Ned, very nice indeed. Thanks so much for your A game (and then some!)


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Soon I think. I look forward to meeting him!

And I'm off.


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No freakin' way!

Ned you are definitely from a different planet........I'm totally blown away by this build.

I like the way you think......excellent pistola!

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Absolutely amazing piece. Dramatic, but still practical in application. :mrgreen: Love your work my friend.

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:shock: ..... :shock: out of this world ned. excellance squared. have a great show-cam


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Now that he's done dribbling out the details (I think), I'll post.

Ned, you're a freak.

As I said after only a couple of "The Five" were shown, I figured most of us could guess who made which one. Now that there are all here, I'd say that was right.
I would also say this one is most obvious.

Lemme guess- Only the right side of the grip safety moves?

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That is unbelievable! Not necessarily my taste as I favor a more classic .45 but absolutely stunning nonetheless...maybe even more so since we get so many of the aforementioned "classic" fighting .45s here.

Out of sheer morbid curiosity, who's threaded barrel is that and didthey supply the protector as well?

I've got to figure out how to break into the business if for no other reason than to go to SHOT next year and see these functional works of art in person. Great job to all.

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Absolutely amazing! Looks like something from "Forbidden Planet".

I wonder if I can get my Chief to order one for each of us? :mrgreen:

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Ned, as expected!! I myself was also waiting to see what you had for the set. Just fantastic, really nice.

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Ned,
Your work is incredible. I love the effect of the alternating brushed finish on the conamyds. You always find awesome ways to make the metal more fun and interesting. Beautiful work as usual!
Hope you are having a blast at the show.
=) Marianne

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