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Wooden dowels become a 50BMG round. Both to be used as mortise pegs for a tabletop rifle stand.

First pic after the first shaping on round one.

I am still designing the shape of the stand, but today I finished shaping the second round now for final sanding and sizing and putting together.

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Look'n real good, Mike. I assume your doing those on a lathe?
They would also look great made of brass. This I could do on my metal lathe.:flag:
 
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Nope no lathe. Belt sander for initial shaping then hand sand and files. They are actual size, I have 50bmg brass and bullets, but it defeats the whole wood idea.:D
 

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Tell ya what, Mike, that's damn fine wood work being done without a lathe. My compliments.:thumbs: :flag:
 
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I should have better pics of both this weekend. :D Still working on the shape design of the bottom piece and the supports. First one I am using Poplar, east to work easy to stain. I don't know If I want just squared shape or more womanly :cool:
 
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Looking good. Will be nice to see pics as you progress along with your project. I use to own a wooden toy shop. Something about hands on work with wood that can't be beat.
 
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As i said I am using Poplar because its cheap and tight grained. Better than pine. When I get the design I want I will step up to better hard wood. I have a nice long board in Paduk a red African hard wood. Got some hard maple and other good woods. The first bullet took longer than the next.

I like working by hand as much as possible. Like the Cherry board my Mosin hangs from and my 22 is mounted above on. It only took around 8 hours to hand plane. :D Satisfying though when you get a long strip you plane off that you can see thru. :thumbs:
 
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Do you have a blueprint or a drawing you could share with us to better understand what you're making.
It sounds like a very interesting project.
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I took drafting and architectural drawing, I have drawn ideas but usually I do it as I go. I am bad at redesigning things on the fly. I start with the idea then say nah better this way. Sometimes I find it impracticle.

The 50 cals were hold it next to ones I have then cut it a bit oversize. Then to the belt sander, then to the files and hand sanding.