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I want to make a stock Help??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mcdemon, May 19, 2015.

  1. Mcdemon

    Mcdemon Engaging Member

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    I fancy making a HFT stock for my S400.

    Something that will give me some sentimental value and already have a design in my mind for it.
    Similar to the stock on my HFT500 with a deeper forend.

    I have the skills as I was apprentice trained as a cabinetmaker although I do not do this anymore I am confident that they have not departed me.

    I don't want to spend silly money on a blank but would like something nice once finished.
    Where is the best place to get a nice piece of timber most probably American black walnut or something similar based on suggestions received at sensible cost?
    Inletting and shaping not a problem to me but adjustable cheek piece a must so any suggestions on the mechanism for this?
    Remember I want to keep the overall cost sensible so not willing to consider the burr walnut on eBay at over £100 or the cheek piece kit at £40 ish?

    Seem to remember I saw some internally threaded studs somewhere but can't remember where?

    Advice from you serial stock makers would be appreciated and who knows I may even do a step by step on here to show progress?

    Geordie has just completed a stock for my mate Nick2 which is the dogs wotsits and it has given me the bug and motivation to do what I have fancied doing for ages!

    thanks in anticipation...

    Mark
     
  2. mick 1986

    mick 1986 Keyboard Hero

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    I have made a few stocks, none of them much good for FT/HFT.

    Adjustable cheek piece, try this site. Rivnuts are the thing for adjustable cheek pieces.
    http://www.waveform.eclipse.co.uk/WEB PAGES/TARGET SHOOTING/Cheek Piece.htm/

    I would look on eBay, but not specifically for "stock blank", or anything like that. Just search for the wood you want, and look at the dimensions.
     
  3. Mcdemon

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    Mick great link and that's the system I have seen before Rivnuts!
    many Thanks
    Mark
     
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    Try your local timber yard for walnut, you can get some nice timber for not a lot of money.

    Mark.
     
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    Reclaim stores, there all wets full of timber from joists to doors etc.

    Might be worth having a look you never know what they might have.
     
  6. Mcdemon

    Mcdemon Engaging Member

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    Thanks for the ideas guys have my eye on a piece on the bay
     
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    As Marky says, try your local hard wood timber suppliers first,if you get a piece 42" x 8" you should get 2 x stocks out of it, i get this for approx £40-£50 in black walnut.

    If you want cheaper the go for some nice ash, can be found for approx £10-£15.
    Done a few S400 stocks myself here in ash= http://s633.photobucket.com/user/spiceyyguk/library/?sort=3&page=2

    Atb,Woody.
     
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  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Take the bones from the carcass you have filleted, place in a pan with a pint of boiling water and simmer for 90 minutes....

    What do you mean wrong stock?
     
  9. Mcdemon

    Mcdemon Engaging Member

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    some very nice work there particularly the walnut one!
    What do you use to create the white stripe in the pistol grip?
     
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    What wood is this, I really like it. Cheers andy. Oops just realised you e labeled it olive ash.
    http://s633.photobucket.com/user/spiceyyguk/media/Easter2014024_zpsa7c46b0d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=44
     
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    Thankyou, normally i'd use maple or box wood but lately i've got hold of some white plastic type sheet signage from the wife's work place 1/32" thick, a little synthetic looking i know but i like the contrast it gives next to a black or ebony veneer.

    As for comb risers, i make my own on a small lathe but instead of rivet nuts i use these=
    eBay item number:321618140748.

    Lots of good wood butcher types on here to give you any advise.

    Atb,Woody.
     
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    thanks Woody I have the walnut on the way.
    i waited until a piece came up with nice grain on the bay.
    source a bit of maple now and those nuts look ideal.
    thanks again
    mark
     
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    Hi Woody,
    thanks for that I'm gonna ring a local timber place next week to see what they have. I was planning on making a plywood layered stock, but trying to find 3mm ply seems to be a pain. Plus comparing to ash, there's no comparison.
    thanks andy
     
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    Hope to see your work as it progresses. Atb
     
  16. Mcdemon

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    Yes sure will still waiting for the timber and need to source an adjustable butt pad.
     
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    Get two 20mm birchply wood (multiplex) and gorilla glue them together. This is what I do. And then loads of work with a dremel. Stocks take ages to do but worth it.
     

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