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Not Another Cp 1 Pistol Stock....

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Nubble, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Nubble

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    Not another CP1 pistol stock....

    That's right. It's not another CP1 stock..........it's a CP2 stock! ;)

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    In the past I have had a crack at making a couple of stocks for my PP800 which some of you may have seen (link here) but fancied a go at making a laminate stock this time.
    I have always used hardwood in the past so thought a softwood laminate stock would be a piece of cake. How hard can it be?


    Once again in an effort to maintain continuity I shall be using the same tree stump in all of the images, it was only the weather that changed! ;)



    I already had some nice birch laminate so set about measuring out a few pieces and cutting down into 4 'slices'. I tried to think about picking out the best grain pattern without realising I would completely remove it all at a later date thru the shaping process! :facepalm:

    The two middle sheets were glued together and allowed to set. I then created the 'in-letting' for the action and cut out the recess for the trigger housing.

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    I then glued the two outer sides left and right. Once set I removed from the clamps I added a few measurements and markers and started drawing a rough outline on the blank.


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    I cut the larger areas out with a jigsaw and shaped a little with a flap disc in the angle grinder leaving enough room for my imagination! I then started work with the Dremel roughing out the finger/thumb line and web of the stock. The trigger guard was roughly cut out too.


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    Now the eagle-eyed viewer might notice how the lines on the side of stock have changed. I first started off thinking I wanted a nice flowing curve from the front to the back but the more I looked at it the more it didn't look right so decided to put a nice clean line from front to back as best I could but still keeping a curve toward the rear and top. The best of both worlds so to speak. I was tempted to add a hollow or 'flute' on the 'fore-grip' to add interest but decided against it in the end.
    I also drilled the 2 holes to fit the action and added the front cap at this point.

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    Now one thing with fairly cheapo laminate is the inherent imperfections and holes, a few of which I found in the main part of the pistol grip. Aarrrggghh. :mad:
    As I shaped the grip I came across an area where the inner sheets of laminate fell short of each other, not my fault! The hole ran right from top to bottom thru the right side of the grip. I decided to remove sections of laminate off-cut and selected a similar colour piece before sanding to fit each individual hole. Once glued and set the excess was simply cut off and the final shaping of the stock was done.

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    As I have said before the actual final shaping takes ages and ages, and ages, and then a few more ages, constantly sanding, checking for fit, sanding, checking, sanding, checking but once finally happy I sand all over to a lovely smooth finish. Normally at some point before it is totally finished I put it away for a week or two and then come back to it. If it feels right straight away then I know I am finally there.

    I really wasn't certain exactly what final finish I wanted. I thought about orange but the more I worked on it the more I liked the pale blond almost white look of the wood. In the end I decided to give it a couple of coats of Nath's stock oil which in hindsight I wish I hadn't as it yellowed the wood more than I would have liked (no fault of Nath's oil btw).
    Maybe I should have gone with just a natural wax finish instead? ..............anyway,


    If you survived this long.... Here is what it looks like finished. :cool:
    It was a bit of a dull day so some of the photos look a bit flat and lacklustre, the first couple of pics are what it really looks like colour-wise.

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    I'm guessing that I started around the end of March. Apart from the initial jigsaw work most of it is done completely by hand with chisels and stuff, a lot of hand sanding for the sides and the finer contours are added with the Dremel on a flexi-shaft. Most of this is done in the evenings when I have an hour or two spare and when I'm not busy here on AGF. :D

    I find it very satisfying producing something from a block of wood and always like to see how it changes as you shave bits off. It also takes me a while before I finally decide it's finished.

    Primarily the shape and design is more aimed at fitting the size and shape of my hand etc but I always try to produce something that looks pleasing too. Hopefully you will say that I have achieved such a 'thing'. :cool:

    I will also confess that it did in fact start off with the intention of being for the CP1 but I'm kinda embarrassed to say that there is something I like about the CP1 stock. :oops: I almost want to keep at least one of them with the original stock fitted so I decided early on that this one was destined for the CP2.

    I have had a little fiddle with T/ports and hammer springs before mounting it in the stock but as yet I've not had chance to shoot it to see how it feels. Hopefully over the next few days....



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    Cheers all and thanks if you made it this far.

    Nubble
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  2. mikeyhall1

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    Wow mate that’s amazing. Skills that are entirely absent from me.

    I love everything about it, especially the overhang at the rear as I can imagine that rests nicely on the top of your hand and assists stability massively.
     
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    Cheers Mikey. Much appreciated. Hopefully now your woodworking skills have taken a leap forward lately I'm sure it won't be long before you are knocking out your own masterpieces! ;)

    It does seem to fit the best out of all of 'em so far.

    Cheers Matey.

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    Loverly mate

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    Excellent. Thank you vonbeck.
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    No chance buddy, I couldn’t even get a job carving out those penis shaped wooden bottle openers you always see on holiday :laff:
     
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    Nice job. How did you do the in-letting on this one, it looks too neat to be anything other than routed.
     
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    Dogs doodahs Nubble, very good indeed. Has it improved your accuracy at all?
     
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    Outstanding piece of work there:).....time to get into the wood shed me’ thinks
     
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    Yes I agree it looks Great me I am useless at doing anything with wood. My Dad was a "Chippy" and he tried to teach me the trade I can not even cut a bit of wood straight:(:laff: and still cant:shrug: That scope you have on it is it a red eye or scope? Nubble in the above picture What you do is fantastic and how you make them it must of taken years to learn. I bet you are not short of fruit bowls ether :laff: You are a artist Sir:claping:
     
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    fantastic work :up:
     
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    Absolutely awesome I really wish I had some woodworking skills
     
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    Same here
     
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    Very jealous of your skill, not to mention patience. Impressive.
     
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    The 'inletting' was done by hand, with chisels.
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    Hang on a sec whilst I now try to squeeze my big head thru the door!
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    Thank you Inca.
    Afraid I have not had chance to have a play with it yet mate. Work and a few other 'jobs' getting in the way at the moment. :(

    Hopefully Thurs/Fri.
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    You know it makes sense!

    Cheers for the compliments.
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    Damn that's a lot of skill, kudos to you pal:thumb:
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Nubbs.. one word...

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    Thank you Eric, very kind of you to say sir. That made me smile, it really did.

    I started hacking bits of wood about as soon as I was old enough to hold a real saw. One of the best presents I ever had was a 'grown-up's tool box when I was about 8 years old. I already had a junior carpenters tool box but I think my uncle spotted my interest in wood and really helped with his gift of saws, chisels, planes etc
    I always looked up to him and his talents, sadly now gone but I still have the same tool box plus some of his lovely old tools.

    Problem with being handy tho is you are never short of 'friends' who need things doing.
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