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In order of pictures, a Duane Wiebe butt plate, one of Butch Lamberts rifles, a Roger Green rifle.

 
Posts: 289 | Location: Florida | Registered: 07 June 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So how is metal checkered? How is it different from checkering wood?
 
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All my metal checkering is done with engraving tools. I use a checkering file where possible to lay out the line spacing. These files have multiple lines. I also have a few templates with line spacing where you can make a smoke copy of the template and transfer to the metal.
 
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It is my guess that the buttplates were milled by CNC machine program using carbide milling 45 degree cutters. One is able to use a Power checkering machine and a Carbide wheel to cut metal. That is how most bolt handles get the delightfully beautiful tear drops on them. One may use an engraving tool too..


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Yep..CNC cut with a 90 degree tool by "Nine 9" The buttplate on the completed rifle (close up) is negative checkering sorta like old Remington"s The other is a Biesen, no longer available...those were made from a knurled band of metal, then formed by stamping.
 
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Beautiful work Les.Kudos on your skill.


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My apologies Jim for giving your credit to another. You do fabulous work. Thanks for sharing your pics.


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Originally posted by NormanConquest:
My apologies Jim for giving your credit to another. You do fabulous work. Thanks for sharing your pics.


The pictures posted are the work of Duane Wiebe, Roger Green and whomever did the work on Butch's rifle and are beyond my skill set.
 
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From I.S. Sweetman Gun & Rifle Makers LTD, a beetle back thumb piece with gold.
 
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