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A few ways i've repaired a stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    hi,

    this is a couple of ways i've repaired a walnut rapid mk1 stock.

    1st is a simple one;

    the stock has velcro on which had been on a while. the glue had seeped into the stock aswell.

    what i did is removed the velcro, then the remaining glue was removed with boiling water and a rough cloth and scoring pad.
    once the glue was removed, i then removed the glue that had seeped into the stock using fine 2000 wet and dry paper until it had gone.

    from this;
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    to this;
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    2nd thing to do was remove the appalling sling attachment set up :confused::down:

    these are the 2 screws used to attach a sling to the stock one a torx head, the other a phillips;
    [​IMG]

    the holes these were in were longer than the screws, one was 3x deeper! the previous user had the sling screws on in the base of the pistol grip and the flat area behind the cheek piece on top!

    so i removed the screws and tidied the holes out. i then found some wood trim that was a close match to the colour of walnut (ideally get walnut) and whittled it down to the diameter of the holes. once whittled down correctly i then made it cone off wider at one end.
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    now i pushed the whittled down piece into the holes along with some wood glue. the reason i coned off the exposed surface end is it will fill the hole. (if you have a lathe or doweling you can make it a perfect fit) i left this to dry over night.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    next up was reducing the insert to the surface level of the surrounding stock. i did this initially with a metal hand saw (as the teeth are fine so its less likely to snag and slip). once it was a few mm off the surface of the stock i taped the area around it off.
    [​IMG]

    now i used in (chronological order) these to slowly profile the lump to the contours of the stock;
    large file
    small files
    1500 wet and dry
    2000 wet and dry
    then i used (worn out 2000 wet and dry)

    this gave a smooth finish by using the 2000 wet and dry last.

    [​IMG]

    here is a photo of the pistol grip hole after it has the previous work as well as some wood glue mixed with walnut dust and walnut stain. this was used here as the screw that was in there was put in at and angle so one edge of the screw had dug into the wood surface. previous to doing any of the filling, i used a iron and wet cloth to steam out the dent as much as possible.

    [​IMG]

    as you can see the colours don't match, so to resolve this, the whole stock is going to have several light coats of danish oil which will be worked into the stock with the palm of the hand.
    in areas that are lighter i may use walnut stain.

    after all of this i added my own studs to the stock which i think you'll agree look a lot better.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    thankyou
    tom

    after one light coat of danish oil;

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
  2. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    Nice work there :up:
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Nice work mate,

    very neat and tidy:)
     
  4. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nice work - looks like the rifle previously belonged to an idiot; judging by the location and quality of the stud holes :rolleyes:
     
  5. tomsteebs

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    Cheers, unbelievable isn't it.
    Could have at least used a matching pair of screws :D
    It's not even like it would have been a cheap rifle in the first place, where you might expect this more.
     

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