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Unread 02-07-2006, 10:10 PM
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DIY stock

my little brother has to do a major wood work project for school, and can't think of anything interesting to do so i suggested he make a new stock for my .22mag.
Does anyone know of any plans on the net, or have any tips that would make his job a little easier?

Thanks in advance
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    Unread 02-08-2006, 04:00 PM
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    Re: DIY stock

    A couple of thngs that I know and then a few things I don't know much about.

    Walnut is very hard wood. It will not shape quickly. A student will need to get the project done and study for other subjects. Think about a non-traditional softer wood.

    A shoemakers rasp also known as a half round rasp is a good tool for stock shaping.

    If the wood shop has a duplicating machine then things become much simpler.

    The way the old stock makers did such precision work was by undercutting ( I don't remember the correct term)the surface so the the metal to wood fit was only good and flush at the surface.

    Brownells has a lot of gunsmithing type tools.

    For a lot of homemade stock projects go to
    The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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    Unread 02-10-2006, 09:42 PM
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    Re: DIY stock

    thanks for the pointers
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