Back when I started this website a year ago I intended to make an interactive weekly blog to keep more up-to-date appearances with the happenings in my shop than I could with the static website alone. What follows will be weekly postings on current projects on the bench, musings, tips, tricks, and notes on updates to the website. These will be updated every Sunday evening. The trick for the Blog will be making sure it doesn't take up too much time away from the work bench.
I have dozens of short tutorials written up waiting to be transferred to the website format - usually written on my 6 hour flights to and from visiting family in Boston. I've added recently Notes for building Lehigh Valley rifles, and tonight a small tutorial about Repairing misdrilled holes in triggerguard tabs.
Lastly - I reached a good point on the latest rifle build, and spent the last couple days doing some restoration work on a J. Hapgood target rifle built in Shrewsbury, MA. Here's a few photos of the brass repair work I've been doing. The patchbox door will be two pieces to replicate the size of the original sand cast lid. I finished drilling the hinge before closing down for the evening.