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    I've only discovered my CW lineage in the last...

    I've only discovered my CW lineage in the last year. Glad to see that this thread popped up to the top. Very interesting!

    I've had very little luck fining anything at all on my mom's side of the...
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    Not looking for any great meaning such as total...

    Not looking for any great meaning such as total numbers in the hobby or the number of rifles. And I am certainly not attempting to see "who won" between the two events. (Geez, I hope no one uses my...
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    This summer's G'burg attendance(s)

    Hi, gang...

    I'm trying to find the official tally of attendance at the BGA G'burg event, and having no luck. I've searched the forum and done general Google searching to no avail. The BGA...
  4. Don't know if you'd feel like making your own,...

    Don't know if you'd feel like making your own, but one of the projects in my next book is for a pair of battle rattles.

    http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr355/ajhamler/BattleRattleslo-res.jpg...
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    As long as I'm showing off, here are four more...

    As long as I'm showing off, here are four more projects from the new book...

    Folding camp stool with turned legs -- the kind you see in all the old photos. This project
    is part of my ongoing...
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    Hi, guys... Yep, CWW-II is definitely coming...

    Hi, guys...

    Yep, CWW-II is definitely coming out. And as my good pard Joe notes above, it's all new projects -- some of which I've already posted here. In fact, in about five minutes I'll upload...
  7. Also a number of coats without the top button...

    Also a number of coats without the top button fastened...

    A.J.
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    Oops. In my most recent post, in the...

    Oops. In my most recent post, in the next-to-last paragraph where I state "...one of the boxes I saw used wood measuring 1-1/6 thick..." that should have been 1-1/16", not 1-1/6". I thought we...
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    Haven't dropped by for a while so I'm a bit late...

    Haven't dropped by for a while so I'm a bit late on some of these, but I wanted to comment on some of the things that have come up.

    Wood planing. There was no standard such that outsides were...
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    Jimmy... This is a common request and has been...

    Jimmy...

    This is a common request and has been discussed before here on the forum. I can never figure out the search function so this link may not be correct, but here's a discussion here that...
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    Found it. The table is part of a display of Lee...

    Found it. The table is part of a display of Lee artifacts at the Museum of the Confederacy. The table is on the right in this image.

    http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr355/ajhamler/leetent.jpg...
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    I can't find it now, but I've seen photos of R.E....

    I can't find it now, but I've seen photos of R.E. Lee's camp table, and it was a plain flat top (hinged, if I recall) of smooth wood mounted on what looks like a small tree that someone cut and...
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    Or in a dilute solution of muriatic acid and...

    Or in a dilute solution of muriatic acid and water. Takes just minutes. In the photo below, from left to right --- Brand new bolts. Bolts freshly stripped of shiny plating. Bolts I had stripped...
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    Provost... Two entirely different processes. ...

    Provost...

    Two entirely different processes.

    For your chair, they cut armrests to the width and thickness they needed (probably around 7/8" or 1" square if it's a Grant type chair), and...
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    Ms. Lawson... Excellent suggestion. Other...

    Ms. Lawson...

    Excellent suggestion. Other styles to seek out include Gothic, Colonial, Early American, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, Windsor, Federal, Biedermeier, Pennsylvania Dutch,...
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    Good eye! I never noticed those two cutouts on...

    Good eye! I never noticed those two cutouts on the right side. That would tell me that the tray is indeed the full length of the interior of the chest, and those two holes let the bottle necks...
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    Josie --- Whatcha think on my guesses as to that...

    Josie --- Whatcha think on my guesses as to that mess chest's dimensions and construction?
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    I just checked out EoG and that looks like a...

    I just checked out EoG and that looks like a basic camp-chest style box, although smaller.

    Judging from the white china/porcelain plate tucked into the back compartment, I'd guess that the chest...
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    Hi, Rufus... Not sure what you mean by "mess...

    Hi, Rufus...

    Not sure what you mean by "mess chest." You mean something like a camp chest? Or like for cooking gear?

    A.J.
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    OldGuard13... I don't know of anyone out there...

    OldGuard13...

    I don't know of anyone out there selling finished stencils for hardtack crates; you'll need to print them out and cut them yourself. I can give you the images (if I can figure out...
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    Rick... I order mine from www.rjleahy.com . ...

    Rick...

    I order mine from www.rjleahy.com . If you have a hard time finding them, let me know and I'll toss a few in the mail for you.

    A.J.
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    How about "Everyday Life During the Civil War,"...

    How about "Everyday Life During the Civil War," by Michael J. Varhola. I have it, and it's quite good.

    Here's an Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Life-During-Civil-War/dp/1582973377...
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    Hi Rick... Thanks for getting the book, and...

    Hi Rick...

    Thanks for getting the book, and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

    Don't worry about substituting oak for pine. That project as presented in the book was to convert a hardtack crate into...
  24. David, do you know what the wood is? It's...

    David, do you know what the wood is? It's difficult to tell for sure from the photos, but I'm guessing we can rule out walnut and oak.

    Thanks for the book plug, by the way! One small correction,...
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    Hi, Guys... My apologies for not responding to...

    Hi, Guys...

    My apologies for not responding to some questions that were asked a long time ago. Didn't realize there were some unanswered questions till Rob's post bumped the thread up to the top....
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