2016 Seminar: June 1st to June 10th
Descriptions below are from the NMLRA class descriptions website. The registration deadline if February 5, 2016
Drawing and Design for Carving and Engraving
I will be teaching two different classes at this year's gunsmithing seminar. The first class will be three days June 1st - June 4th.
This is a hands-on drawing class with the goal of helping all individuals, even those who say they cannot draw to improve their design work. This class will focus on learning to create Baroque and Rococo designs like those typically found in longrifle decoration. The class will not be school specific, but general in the study and drawing of 18th Century designs for carving, engraving and patch boxes. This class will provide excellent preparation for students taking the engraving or carving classes offered in the seminar. Bring a notebook, a sketchbook, several pencils, and a good eraser.
Building and Finishing a Mountain Rifle from a Kibler Kit
Students will build one of my newly developed Mountain Rifle Kits. This is an iron mounted small caliber mountain rifle in the style of McBee or Whitson. This kit features superb styling coupled with a highly refined and precise manufacturing process, resulting in a product that can be assembled in a pain free manner. This class is perfect for the beginning student wanting to familiarize themselves with longrifle construction. Likewise, the more experienced student can enjoy a relatively relaxing time creating a beautiful rifle. In six days, students will be able to complete assembly and start the staining and finishing process. Have fun assembling a rifle and leave the class with a rifle ready to take to the woods! Kit price is $950.00, and the kit will be available in 32, 36 or 40 calibers. I will contact participants regarding needed tools and materials once enrollment is complete.