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agingcrossbower
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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:25 am

Now that the rail is done. YIPPIE! its a great time to locate and drill the trigger hole coming out of the rail.
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Next is laying out the stock and cutting off the excess. :)

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:27 am

bugs wrote:It is starting to look real pretty :D This may be my lucky charm to get my next turkey with my CB :D The patience is amazing :shock: I cant cut and nail outside when it doenst have to look great but I couldnt imagine cutting anything in detail let alone using a chisel and not needing to start with a new blank. I chiseled out hinges on the shed door and they were less than perfect but worked :lol:
Barn door hinge!! TARA :lol: :lol: :lol: Need to hide my chisel around you. :shock:

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:34 pm

Now I just take an excalibur stock and trace around with chalk to get a rough idea what can get cut off.
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To the band saw and cut it out;
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And it looks like this;
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Then I drill out the trigger hole;
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And a very important part is the small centering hole to keep you lined up.
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And it looks like this.
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These holes will blend in and be gone after while. Whew! Thats a lot of pics. :)

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:35 pm

STOP! At this point I have started blank done this far on the Trading Post for any do it yourselfer who wants to complete it from here. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by theoldarcher » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:35 pm

This is going to be interesting. This is the first traditional style stock I have seen aging make.

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by Raymond » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:45 pm

Moving right along. Looks good so far.
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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:41 pm

Next i reamed out the trigger hole and made sure the trigger has free movement.
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Then Tara wants a 14" draw less the butt plate.
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And now a lot of excess wood to take off. Break out the grinder. :twisted: :shock:

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Let me try the last pic again
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Sorry for the glare but its 14" trust me. :)

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by strum » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:58 pm

Looking good Mike .. :D :D brings back some memories
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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by Boo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:43 pm

strum wrote:Looking good Mike .. :D :D brings back some memories
Yep, me too! It reminds me why I don't do these things! I can see how I would bugger up the wood just a couple of moves! :shock:
You are good as well as methodical!
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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by Raymond » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:24 am

agingcrossbower wrote:Next i reamed out the trigger hole and made sure the trigger has free movement.
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Then Tara wants a 14" draw less the butt plate.
[IMG]http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt25 ... C02841.jpg[/IMG

And now a lot of excess wood to take off. Break out the grinder. :twisted: :shock:
Looking good Mike. Am I right in thinking that you can make the stock as long as a person wanted it to be. For example my Equinox stock is short for a tall guy like me. If and when I was able to have a custom stock made for myself could you make it longer so it would fit me more comfortably than the factory stock? Also, are these stocks you make setup so a person can use a Crank-a-roo? What would a factory stock be worth if I sold it?
Thank you,
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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by GaryM » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:50 am

You're coming right along Mike. That lower piece you trimmed off the blank looks big enough for a shotgun forend. Don't throw it away! It's fancy enough to make some small item from it. I just finished stocking a M-12 Winchester and am finishing stocking a M-92 Win. now. I start carving the stocks in a few weeks. Gary

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:12 am

Raymond, I can make the draw anything you want. Do not see why a crank a roo could'nt be made to install. A brass thread insert and a flater butt should do the trick. You dream it up and I will let you know if its do able. :wink:

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by agingcrossbower » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:14 am

GaryM wrote:You're coming right along Mike. That lower piece you trimmed off the blank looks big enough for a shotgun forend. Don't throw it away! It's fancy enough to make some small item from it. I just finished stocking a M-12 Winchester and am finishing stocking a M-92 Win. now. I start carving the stocks in a few weeks. Gary
Good to hear from you again. I throw nothing away. That stuff is expensive. Were are you going to post your masterpieces??? :)

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Re: Bugs Build along

Post by buckdeer » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:58 pm

very nice. it is nice to see people who still take great pride in their craft
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