I have always wanted to do this but never got around to it, so I recently built one for myself:
A stainless and carbon version of our standard length OAL gauge. Every time I build one of our carbon tubed rear bag riders I realise just how good polished metal and carbon looks, so here is the combination as one of our OAL gauges.
This one was supposed to be mine and I really wanted to keep it, however so did a customer so it has moved to a new home. So that really only leaves one question can you buy one? Yes you can and they are available by special order on our new e-commence site here:
If you are a regular reader of my Journal you have probably noticed that I tend not to push other people’s products. I have always worked on the premise that if I do not make it or work on it I cannot control the product’s quality. However there are occasional exceptions.
We have been working on a variety of projects with Nick Of NB Guns for a few years now and we tend to bounce ideas off each other from time to time.
We had been using his stock finishing wax out of an old jam-jar for ages. It worked well and we always got good feedback from customers who saw the results or tried the product. Just recently Nick has formalised the product and sent us a load of tins in the final format and I am delighted to be able to add it to the shop. It is also on display by the workshop counter, not something we do lightly!
Nick tells me Bonsor’s Superior Finishing Wax is a blend of natural waxes, oils, wood extracts and gums. Suffice to say it might smell nice and be good on guns but it is best not to eat the stuff.
I use it to finish and protect wood and metalwork on shotguns, rifles and furniture including the counter till. The clue in how to use it is the tin size, you need to use it very sparingly, rub it on with your finger tip, wait half an hour and buff off with a soft brush or duster. It will benefit from another buffing a few hours later. You can build coats up as required.
Comes in a 30ml screw top tin with a dodgy vanity publishing label.
Nick says: ‘It should last for f*****g ages’
I say: ‘whatever you were going to use, halve it and again, it really does go a long way!’