DIY stock

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Imortal Wombat, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Imortal Wombat

    Imortal Wombat Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. Buffalobob

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    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 rimfirecentral.com
     

  3. Imortal Wombat

    Imortal Wombat Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the pointers