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Old 06-18-2008, 12:32 PM
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How are they made

Could somebody please point me towards a sight that show you how to make a laminated stock.
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its a real pain in the butt to make one especially with 1/16" or other "small" laminates. That is to say the larger the laminates the easier they are tp make. But on the other hand, fewer thicker laminates aren't as good looking or as structurally sound.

Purchase of a blank is much more efficient process, I'd say.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:09 PM
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I probley will use a blank but I would really like to know how to do the laminated stuff.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:16 PM
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Walnut and Laminate Hardwood Gunstock Blanks

The pepper ones are real close to the ones that howa and savage use.
That's what I have on my 270.

If you want you can also get them in the basic shape, its all in the "unilet" tab and sub groups..............for the price you might as well go with the stock shape cut for you unless you want to do something really diff.
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Here's a start. Not a rifle stock but the same "jist"...

Lee Chesson Studios - Information and Links

and another:
WOODWORKING : Products : Wood Veneers: Factory Tour : DIY Network

The problem is the vacuum press......
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:44 PM
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Roy,

You wouldn't necessarily need a big commercial vacuum press like the one they show there on DIY... they make small electric vacuum pumps w/ bags for the hobby woodworker, or if you're really trying to do it on the cheap, they make manually pumped models as well. Then there is always the 'old-fashioned' way: lots and lots of clamps From what I've read of doing some of this sort of thing, like veneering, forming bends and twists and other 'non-linear' stuff, one of the tricks seems to be using a slow-setting resin glue that has a long open time. That and making the blank oversize to allow for some 'creep'.

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Monte
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:14 PM
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Re: How are they made

Summitsitter,

I am also looking for info to make my own laminated stock. What i am most interested in is the supplies. What resins do you use and where to get the wood from.

For techniques and vacuum info you can check out the following sites:
www.joewoodworker.com
and
www.cnczone.com

you can make your own vacuum pump by using an old fridge compressor, using your workshop compressor in reverse, or by using compressed air and a venturi vacuum generator.

I think it is a very doable process to produce the blank, we just need to fill in a couple of blanks first.

I will do some more research and report back.
Pieter
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