So... the buttstock is almost finished. There were very minor air bubbles that formed some pockets that need to be filled, but overall, the trigger grip and buttpiece itself are extremely close to the shape and finish I want. So... with that in mind I moved onto the foreend. A very close friend of mine is a plastics engineer with three master's degrees on the subject. It turns out, a poured resin is much stronger than a layered resin. Which is why when you layer fiberglass you use the matting to give it substance and strength. With that in mind, I opted to save some time, and pour the foreend. I took a 2.5" cardboard tube and sealed it to the trigger grip using a rubber glove and a ton of electrical tape. Then... I centered the foreend frame as best I could in the tube and filled with about 1/3 gallon of resin. We'll see tomorrow how she turns out. So long as everything hardens properly, I should have minimal sanding and layering to do. The plan is to take the stock once set up, and to align it plumb in a vise. Then I will set up a jig using plywood and runners, and take my router, and cut a channel for the barrel, and make the appropriate cuts for the action, and trigger assembly. Once I get it close, I will epoxy it in place get an absolute tight fit.
For now... enjoy the updated pics