Jim O'Neil's photos


  • confront

    Ink on colored card stock.

  • spring

    -15° F. (-26° C.) this morning. Spring time in Alaska!

  • Morning sun



  • Saturday morning doodle


  • Lights

    Aurora displays were quite strong here this winter. Chalk pastels on black card stock.

  • Pretty much finished

    A few more coats of oil on the stock, installation of the front and rear sights, some buffing and polishing and I'm done!


  • Blued barrel

    Bluing's done, stocked stained, other parts fitted and tested, pretty much ready for final assembly.

  • Bluing the barrel tang

    The steel parts such as the barrel and his barrel tang, need to be blued.

  • Dry fitting trigger and lock

    I'm dry fitting the trigger assembly and the percussion lock mechanism, removing wood so they fit correctly and assuring they have room to operate.


  • Working on the stock

    I've been working on a .50 caliber, black powder, muzzle loading Hawken rifle over the last couple of weeks. Here I've sanded and started staining the stock.

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    Tonight's aurora

  • 2Aurora3-1-17

    Tonight's aurora


  • 3Aurora3-1-17

    Tonight's aurora

  • 4Aurora3-1-17

    Tonight's aurora

  • Times gone by

    Chalk pastels on black card stock, 8 1/2 by 11 inches


  • February sunrise

    The sun rose today at 8:40, tomorrow will be 6 minutes and 49 seconds longer.

  • East

    Due to the angle of the sun hitting here on top of the world, we very often have rosy skys in both the east and the west at sunrise.

  • West

    Due to the angle of the sun hitting here on top of the world, we very often have rosy skys in both the east and the west at sunrise.


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