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Here We Go Again - Homemade Custom Stock

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Phil S410F, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Phil S410F

    Phil S410F Busy Member

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    So as per usual work keeps getting in the way.

    I have started drawing on what I think I want the overall shape to be.

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    Not convinced by the thumbhole yet but I'm quite liking the outline and at less than £10 for materials I can always make another:facepalm:
     
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    Some more doodling on "the plank" has resulted in the following thumbhole.

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    Hi Phil
    I think I spent more time deciding on the shape than actually making it lol
     
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    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    I know that feeling...i usually start a full size drawing and add/remove ideas over a week or two before i even start just to make sure before i start hacking away at an expensive piece of wood...and then it often gets modded on the fly.:)
     
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    So work, life and feeling like cr@p yesterday got in the way of progress but have done a bit more playing with the thumbhole shape and think I am now happy with it.

    I have a little more time as I'm going to do the inlet for the action this afternoon while it is still a square block and then cut out and start shaping at the pointy end as I haven't yet decided what butt pad to put on it let alone have it in my possession.

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    This is why I don’t feel comfortable with thumbhole stocks

    the woodwork attaching to the pistol grip always seems way too delicate
     
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    It occurred to me that you could do this and then use it as a template / master to have a stock made up by somebody else.
     
  8. Phil S410F

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    Lunch had and then with the help of the lefty we put all the main holes through for trigger, gauge and stock bolt.

    Next comes the groovy bit and sinking the channel for the cylinder etc

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    Then again with the help of the lefty this happened

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    Unfortunately even with two vacuum cleaners going to suck up the shavings created from the stoopidly powerful Festool router I borrowed this happened at the same time

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    So now I have to go and dust down and hoover up the entire kitchen:facepalm:
     
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    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    puts me in mind of me sanding my stairs after freshly plastering (bumpy as hell)
    i stood at the top of the stairs after opening the front door and used my leaf blower to get rid of the dust,sort of mr been style.
     
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    :eek: Kitchen you say????????
     
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    Indeed I did. Drier and warmer than outside.

    When the shaping begins I will have to wrap up warm. Cutting the shape out wont be too bad but the flap wheel on the angle grinder is something else for making everything look like a Yeti with dandruff has had a good scratch:eek:
     
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    Even if you are outside!!!:D

    At least you won't have so much 'tidying up' to do. ;)
     
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    Messy business Phil, but your stock project looking good.
     
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    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    Are you single? .....or your wife is even more understanding than mine...she would have something to say about that mess in the kitchen.;)
     
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    I guess she would say something about it if she still lived here.
     
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    I turned a spare bedroom into a paint spraying booth for clear coating motorbike parts I’d airbrushed for a few months :eek:

    dust sheets pinned all around walls and over carpet...

    two fans running

    air fed helmet

    window open

    yup I have a VERY tolerant mrs
     
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    Curious to see how this turns out.

    Laminate for stocks is made with thicker plys and each ply is laid parallel to the one below it. Construction plywood on the other hand is made from thinner sheets and each ply is laid at an angle (45 or 90 deg) to the one below it. So once cut you will have grain doing in different directions unlike a laminate stock. Might make it tricky to get a smooth finish.

    You should probably ignore me though as I've never made a stock! (done plenty of wood work mind).
     
  19. Roger Wilkes

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    Nice challenge so far well done.
    Question- as I have a mind to do simmilar with my 400 carbine, is it in any way simple to use a "plug" of the same laminates that match the cut out in the stock for the action.
    If this was covered in clngfilm,once the main body had been clamped and dry,this plug could just be pulled out- it could have a couple of screws or cup ring inserted to allow easier removal.
    Thus one would not need to chisel,drill or router out the void.
    Any logical reason this would not work
     
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    Roger, I think that may work if you were to lay up the laminate yourself but this one started as 18mm thick ply and my previous was a 60mm thick laminate blank. The only option with these is to remove the material to inlet the action.

    I guess if you could make an exact copy of the bit that needs in-letting you could use it as a plug to bed the action into an oversized inlet filled with epoxy resin or GRP. I quite like the challenge of making it fit though.
     

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