Ye Antique Gun Nut

August 13th, 2010 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
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My Uncle once told me about a sign that my Grandfather had.  He stated that he wished he could find a sign like it for his Gun Room, as he collects antique Muzzle Loaders.  But no one in the family knew what happened to the sign. 
So after talking to several different family members about it, I got the general idea of what it looked like...all the way down to the backward Y in Ye.  So I recreated it for him using a dremel tool and stain.  I had the nailhead trim left over from a furniture project, and the chain and hooks were stuff that I had been saving for some time. 
I gave it to my Uncle for his birthday.  He only got it half way unwrapped and was in tears.  I guess I hit the nail on the head so to turned out just like my Grandfathers sign!  He even thought it was the original sign. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood

Comments (5)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Very touching story, and great sign! I'm thinking I have an antique gun nut in the house that might appreciate one of these too :) ~Mary~ Posted: 12:24 am on April 28th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, what a wonderful thing you did. Looks great. Posted: 5:52 pm on August 14th
RustyDiva writes: Great story and wonderful gift. Posted: 4:39 pm on August 13th
cheriberri writes: WoW..what a great story! Theres nothing better than a gift that comes from and reaches out to the heart! It a great sign! Posted: 3:52 pm on August 13th
lady1880s writes: What a special gift! Posted: 3:24 pm on August 13th
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