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Question Going into stock making

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    I've always been a design and technology type of person, but never felt confident enough to buy the equipment.
    after finally buying a lathe and enjoying using it. I now want to make my own stocks as I don't see much about that tickle my fancy (i like classic sporter stalker style) or crazy out there designs.

    So what do I need and what's the stuff to go for?

    Router?
    Power files? (although I've been advised these are not the best to use)
    Certain chisels?

    Angular drill press?

    Any help welcome. :rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
  2. scottroutledge

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    Hi ive made 2 up to now using only a jigsaw , router , drill and hand tools I will advise you to invest in a good quality detail sander coz doing it by hand is bloody hard work!!
     
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    Markyboy , bl4de and Geordie are the pro's , drop them a PM, all great lads.
     
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    scottroutledge Engaging Member

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    Check my album ratty stock its the 1 im on with at the moment
     
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    A dremel and spindle sander could come in useful too
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Power file maybe, I used one to shape a hardwood hand axe shaft to make it more erganomic !

    It was very fast, and pretty precise:)
     
  7. Igotknobblies

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    Stanley surform (round) very useful. Small block plane, pillar drill, inside and outside calipers, good close up glasses if your eyesight is failing. Quality lighting. Lots of patience! A good wood supply. Radio 2. The list goes on...
     
  8. Speed

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    i made my first prototype stock over the weekend for my 95

    i used router with various bits for the inletting
    jigsaw to cut the shape

    for the shaping i used a andle grinder with 36g disks to get the bulk removed then se on it with a rasp and a few chisels and loads of sandpaper,
    i also have a fein multi master with a rasp and variouse grades of sandpaper

    im just waiting on a slab of beech to make the real thing
     
  9. scottroutledge

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    I got a piece of tulipwood off ebay nd the finish on it was shocking so now I get a friend in the demolition business to keep picking bits up for me! Personally old timbr is soo much better to work ! I got a lump of beech off the fella who owns the woods where we shoot but it wont b ready to work till at least this time next year. I found that a spokeshave was a useful tool also! Dunno why but after the inletting has been done nd you have a basic shape I like to work with hand tools ( may have something to do with being a joiner and machinist by trade. Plus I served my time under an oldschool joiner which meant I had to learn the hand tools before I could learn the machines
     
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    Oak isn't a good stock wood, it can cause corrosion when in contact with steel, so it'd need insulating from any contact with the action!

    John
     
  11. scottroutledge

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    Also hardwoods have a slight angle to the grain and it needs to be cut with the way the grain runs or you will just rip chunks out of it . Also remember a blunt tool is more dangerous than sharp 1's. I polish my tools after sharpening it keeps them sharper for longer
     
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    Router, detail-sander and depending on inclination either spokeshave and chisels or grinder with sanding discs for shaping. You can use a jigsaw for cutting the basic outline, just be aware that the blade may deflect from vertical if trying to cut curves in thick material.

    I would do the inletting first as that's the most likely place you'll have problems- you don't want your router charging off through a nicely shaped stock!

    Best of luck and there's always plenty of advice available on here.
     
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    keithy Keyboard Hero

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    A set of hole saws for thumb hole stocks, think of having a go myself our cherry tree's days are numbered:rolleyes:
     
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    CNC machine..
     
  17. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    buy one and let some one else do the work.

    Good on you hope it goes well I've not got the patience any more. try a lump of walnut ii is a little easier to work to start with. ideally open grained wood has a lighter weight than close grain like oak or mahogany and beech.

    As for tools the real answer what ever your comfortable using. and practice pieces so my old woodwork teacher told me.
     
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    It's worth having a crack at you will enjoy it! There s nowt better than escaping down the shed with the fire on nd messing about with wood!! It's an obsessive thing like ocd I'm a joiner by trade nd come home to mess on with yet more wood!! Lmao
     

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