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Offline mike116

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Carved Antler powder measure
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:27:54 PM »
I'm not an old hand at this but I believe this turned out OK for a first attempt.   
I've seen lots of these powder measures over the years and always wanted to try to make one myself.  Recently there was a post on the Colt Country forum that prompted me to attempt making one.   

It's made from an old Elk antler tine I had.   The piece was a little flat on one side so I had to kind of go with the natural shape.   Here's how it turned out.

Cut to length and sanded smooth, calibrated to 100 grains.   
   


I like the color now so I'm not going to stain it just yet.  I'll use it for a while and see what it looks like.    I'll probably try my hand at some more of these in the future but for now I've got a bunch of leatherwork to do so this kind of stuff will take a back seat for a while.   Maybe I'll try a powder horn soon.

Here's a link to the post that got me started  http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php/topic,2648.0.html  and my post with more photos and info.     http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php/topic,2779.0.html

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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 09:01:52 PM »
Primo A#1 job, Mike. Seriously.
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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 09:23:46 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 09:19:43 AM »
Nice!  (T^
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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 10:30:04 AM »
Very nice.  I'd thought about making one, now and then, but never got around to it.  That one you did there is definitely inspiring.
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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 04:05:46 PM »
I guess I will see about re-working some of my feeble attempts; they are pretty plain.

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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 06:35:37 PM »

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I will see about re-working some of my feeble attempts; they are pretty plain.

There's nothing wrong with plain.  If it holds and easily despenses the amount of powder you want, and it can be attached to a lanyard of some kind, then it's a successful measure.  Also; if a plain tool gets damaged, lost or stolen you aren't as bothered by the loss.
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Re: Carved Antler powder measure
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 09:03:24 PM »
WOW! Just WOW!

I like your knife, too!