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Stock stippling

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jackroadkill, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Jackroadkill

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    One for the stockmaking gurus; how do you stipple a stock? I quite fancy a go at it with my HW97 (after an internal fettle, but that's another story) and was wondering if there's a special technique or any special tools that I'd need to use. way back in the mists of time when I was a junior Roadkill I did some stippling in CDT in school with a pyrograph - would this be what I need to use?

    Presumably I would also need to strip the finish off the stock first?

    Any advice gratefully received, as always.
     
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    Pencil an outline for the area to be done. What ever method you use, dot it randomly and then in fill unless you want a set pattern. If using a Dremel. Holding at an angle as if writing will cut easier, but deeper if not careful. So to start with, use it upright. You also need a cutting ball bit, not the ball with little spikes.
    Practice on a bit of smooth sanded hardwood first. Pine is to soft, the edges feather especially as the bit loses it edge.
    The QB36-1 was the last one I done. The cutting bit comes in various sizes.... Your choice.
    QB36-5.jpg engraving bit.jpg
    Brian
     
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    I use a Dremmel with the flexi shaft below
    http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Dremel.../Pr204069000?gclid=CPzijPPsubsCFYUSwwodri8A4g

    I use a 0.8mm engraving cutter for fine stippling and a slightly bigger one for not so fine stuff
    http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wc...langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=468736&c_
    The cutters come in various sizes so you might want to buy a few to practice with.
    I draw an outline in pencil and just dab away at the surface until covered. Practice as said is the key. You can also use a roll of decra lead cut into lengths to mask shaped outlines.

    I was given an old Burgess engraver recently. They also can do a decent job.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=b...m=122&tbm=isch&source=iu&imgil=z14I1EhwXubQHM
     

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