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Old 02-10-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

The Velcro was a complete waste of time and I REALLY did a number on my stock while I was trying to inlet for the velcro.

It just didn't hold as well as I had hoped it would.

I kind of assumed that it wouldn't hold REALLY well, but I was hopeful that it would have been better than it was.

Back to the drawing board, I finally gave in and decided that I needed a mechanical connection. I batted around the idea of a slotted track system (like a tongue and groove). I was thinking that if I had a metal channel (groove) and a metal slide (tongue), that maybe it would hold up for a long time and still give me the strength and stability that I was after, but I could never settle on the metal components that I had in mind. I ALMOST went to a HVAC shop to have them bend me up something, but figured they would think it annoying.

Sooooo, I finally caved in and went with a plain ol' nuts-and-bolts approach.

Ace Hardware was my one-stop-shop. They had the allen-head bolts, recessed nuts and washers that I was after. I used several different sized drill bits to work up to a hole size that was close to the outside diameter of the washer. For the finishing touch, I used my dremmel with a router-style depth gauge to get a nice finish around the edges of the hole.



Next I used Gorilla Glue to secure the washers into the wood recess. Next I counter-sank the nut into the stock and secured it, again, with Gorilla Glue.



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Old 02-10-2013, 09:45 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

Once the glue set up, I removed everything and scraped off all of the excess glue with the X-acto knife and cleaned everything up.

This is NOT the finished product, as I have some intricate plans for decoration, but it's close.

Still to come:
Final Sanding (250 and then 400 grit)
Decorate
Stain
Seal

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

I have seen military guys use a wood spacer w/2 pins that just point down into stock,that is then covered by a stock pack,such as a eagle.Simple ,easy and the pack is nice for bullets,range card,etc.There is a video on here for scope mounting that shows it.
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