Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 4v50 Gary, Oct 15, 2021.
The antique tool & vise crowd wants him drawn & quartered, with prejudice, twice.
And, he appears to thrive on the controversy, too, fully living out the motto of "no such thing as 'bad' publicity."
So, yeah, it's cringe if you know better, or are invested in care of old and antique things/technology.
What to do? Well, following the advice the kids use: "Don't feed the troll, man" seems apt.
Exactly so. I assume that a great deal of his traffic is driven by folks wondering what he is going to ruin next.
And, I gather, from a crowd, of "Oh look how pretty that is now" types, too.
Apparently he sand blasted some very rare and very old plane on one video (and also full-glossed the wood bed, after too).
Some on auto repair are so wrong as to be downright dangerous.
But anybody with a camera can post 'em, right or wrong. You know what they say about free advice...
Exactly, they get paid for clicks, not likes.
The only time I agressively cleaned the bore was when smoothbores were rusty. I used the bore honing stones and special oil and a drill to polish out the rust.
Afterward all wood, metal and leather were treated with Renaissance Wax.
Frank House and others will match wood (grain) and cut the piece to fit the missing part and glue it in. I've used hide glue to glue wood (can be undone with heat). The whole notion is to arrest any further deterioration. If conservation technology improves, a future conservator may apply more modern techniques. Remember, this is for conservation and not "restoration" as done by that individual.
Troof. Neighbor learned something with a hand held grinder and put an oversized wheel on it. The oversized wheel came off while in use and sliced open his thigh. 30 stitches.
BTW, I feel the same way towards anything I have. I'm the temporary custodian responsible for its safekeeping for now. If I do my job right, someone else will get to enjoy it.
It's also why I don't buy antiques. I don't want the responsibility for them. I'm grateful for collectors who are happy to share their knowledge and images of their objects.
Yes but only for the uninitiated. For those that know anything at all about old guns, it's useless now even as a wall hanger. All the old gun charm is gone. I honestly would not take it now if it was free.
That was hard to watch.
Like I always say, some people know a lot about things that they know very little about.
I’ve restored several guns over the years. Here’s one that broke my heart when I first saw it on the rack at a pawn shop. It’s a 1939 Tula 91/30 that someone thought they had cleaned up. It had had dark brown stain smeared on it and covered with poly.
I felt so bad for it that I bought it for under $200 and brought it home. The stock itself took about three weeks to clean up and make it look right.
I like the quick time lapse video of the guy who makes the Japanese Katana sword out of a link of heavy shipyard chain.... now that was awesome.
always. Claw hammers on guns never. That very obvious snap break could have been avoided if he worked out the small brads one at a time instead of using the tenon cap as leverage. It would have taken longer but it would have done much less damage to the wood.
I don't see this as any different. Yea, so its old? There are thousands of old rifles, and I don't see any satisfaction in watching a tool rust into dust, or sit in a glass box in a preserved state of decomposition.
All WW1 rifles are over 100 years old now, which makes any WW1 rifle almost certainly older than the person holding it. We don't think much of restoration of those, sportorizing aside.
My real thought on this is that in that condition, with no major history, and no family status, this thing was headed for a landfill in a few years. I would rather see it torn up and glued together than thrown out with trash. Maybe if a museum wanted it with preservation plans that would be different, but that's probably not the case.
How many times have we read about the last family member who inherits a firearm taking it to the police, who ultimately throw it in the scrap bin?
Just plug the breach and make it a wall hanger.
There are worse videos and at least this isn't one where the subject is someone operating a firearm in a stupid or unsafe manner.
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