OH baby...I am so happy with this one. This maybe THE one, my daily driver, my go to, my opus.
For the past year I have been trying frame after frame, trying to find one that is both accurate, a great base for crafting and is comfortable for hours of shooting. After a year....I went back to one of my first designs, the Capuchin. I've made loads of them, and even kept a few...not sure why I didn't think of pimping one out for myself. I always shot best with one and I finally found a theme worth making. I was so happy with my Italian Job, I couldn't help but apply that aesthetic to the Capuchin (resin cast coffee beans and all!)
Since this can't be the Italian Job....and this is built on the Capuchin frame....there is only one suitable name:
-Aluminum Capuchin 1/4" frame
-Olive wood pinky rest
-8mm 1960's mazzucchelli 'drift' tortoise shell
-green/white/red vulcan spacer
-bloodwood/tortiose shell palm swell
-copper tube pins
-copper lined tube holes (but I'll be using flats)
I chose to have the tortoise shell in my palm because it is slightly thicker so I can shape it more curved to fit the webbing of my hand. I was able to 'scoop' out material on the forks to thin them out while creating a nice crisp edge for the light to catch. The shell was buffed to 4000 grit and then some automotive polish....buffed...but still fitted so it's not slippery. I still need to etch my skull onto the olive wood but whoa...baby.