Friday, November 30, 2012

Coweta Hope Finney House

Coweta Hope Finney House, 89, of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, November 28, at  Morgantown Care & Rehab Center.  Mrs. House was born April 25, 1923 in LowAnn, Arkansas to the late Herschel and Bertha Gibbons Finney and was the wife of the late Euda Carson House who died in 1990.  She was a homemaker, songwriter, beautician, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, member of The Homemakers, active in the Democratic Party and loved to shop.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Euda House; daughter, Vivien Rowell; and one sister, Ernestine Morris.
Coweta House is survived by 4 children: Hershel House, Frank House and wife Lally, Vickie House and John House all of Woodbury; 5 Grandchildren: Matt Smith and Mark Smith of Bowling Green, Michael Smith of Richpond, Jana Rose and husband David of Logansport and Nikki Belcher and husband Clint of Sugar Grove; 3 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held  at Smith Funeral Home Saturday, December 1 at  11:00 a.m.  with Bro. Jim McDaniel officiating . Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until  funeral time at Smith Funeral Home. 
Copy and photo from Beech Tree News.

Haversack by Art and Jan Riser

This bag is to replace the coverlet bag of Art's that is falling apart. Art has always liked the bag Joe Mills made for Paul Jones so now he has a new bag. Art made the leather straps and I did the sewing.

small ball bag by John Barrett with tape by Jan Riser

Copy and photos by Jan Riser.

Barrel by Ed Rayl for William Whitley Rifle

Ed Rayl delivered the barrel at the 2012 Lake Cumberland Show for the William Whitley Rifle that will be built by Frank House, Ian Pratt and Jim Kibler for a future CLA Live Auction item.

Photographed at the 2012 Lake Cumberland Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mike McHugh After Martin Shell

This is a rifle that I built recently based on the work of Martin Shell.  I like to stay within the the school of the smith I'm work from. I've always admired Shell's work. The quality of his carving is outstanding and it appears he was comfortable changing his carved designs from time to time. On the other hand, his engraving seems to be an after thought. Of course, there is the possibility that someone else was doing the engraving. How could the same hand be responsible for both (carving and engraving). The profile of his big brass patchbox and toe plate lend them selves to many alternative engraving possibilities. So I've re-designed the engraving using elements from the Dauphin County school. A little silver wire inlay to fill in his incised lines didn't seem to far fetched either! 

Copy and photos supplied by Mike McHugh.

Powder Horn by Lee Larkin

Photographed at the 2011 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ron Scott After John Bonewitz for Mike Wilson

"This is an interpretation of a John Bonewitz rifle from 21 photos emailed me by Henry Bishop. The original rifle is located in the Minneapolis Museum of Fine Arts. I made an album containing 21 8 by 10 inch photos from Henry and sent this to Ron Scott. 

The flintlock has a 43 1/4 inch barrel in .54 caliber made by Ed Rayl. The stock blank came from Freddie Harris. Jim Brooks made the bag, Ed Long made the priming horn, and Ron Scott put everything together including the horn strap, knife, and sheath. Special thanks for Henry for taking the time to supply me with the photos."

Copy and photos supplied by Mike Wilson.