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post #1 of 11 Old 01-25-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Making a gun stock need help

Im wanting to build a gun stock and have no experiance in doing so.I need advice.Maybe a link to watch a video or a book on the subject.Any sugestions.
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U tube type in search gun stock making a lot comes up

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Invest in a XYZ CNC machine...

Seriously though, do you have woodworking experience and the tools? That's a pretty tall feat even for the experienced wood worker. The tolerances can be quite demanding. Also, what type of stock? Hand gun? Rifle? Do you have the original to copy? Have you tried the evil GOOGLE that houses gazilions of info?

Details!... I just spent more time on a answer with no answers than ya did in your question because of it's vagueness.

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need help gun stock

im making a butt stock for a savage 12 gauge pump model 520.And yes i have the old stock. I have general knowledge in carpentry but not much in wood working or crafts.Im looking later on in the summer to invest in some tools band saw table saw drill press ect. also could use some advice on what brands to buy on an lemeted budget.IM a person if i see someone do it i can do it. thanks
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tried that does'nt go into to much detail
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i tried that does'nt go into no detail
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If you have the old one... What's wrong with it? Would it be better to repair it? Can you hold it and visualize what needs to happen to a square block for it to become a stock?

The butt stock for a shotgun shouldn't be to difficult, the fore stock will be QUITE tricky though. Have you removed them to inspect the machining required to make it?

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I've seen books on gunstock carving, and books on gunsmithing - the metalworking part - and I remember watching a video on seating a barel in a stock, but I don't think I've ever seen anything on how to make a gunstock itself. You may try going to ABE books and doing an advanced search on different topics and related words - gunsmithing, gunstocks, gun repair etc until something pops up.

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-26-2012, 09:25 PM
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it's a complex shape

It will require templates to keep the stock symetrical and even on both sides as well as a profile template for the general shape.
A bandsaw would be useful for the major shape, then rasps for rounding it over and a really good vise to hold the piece. You even leaving it the rectangular part extended a bit so you can work in it and still hold it in the vise. Then cut it free later.
I suggest doing one in Pine or Poplar or other soft wood before I tried it in Walnut.
Here's a site for templates: http://www.burlsandmore.com
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There are several ways to get into stock making.......keep digging and you'll come across something that will work into your shop's profile.

But reason for post was to help steer you in a slightly different direction.Do some digging/research on shotgun "fit".Because of the way you shoot a shotgun,its fit is of way more concern than a rifle.

I realize you just want to make a replacement.......my point is by understanding and studying how or what makes a good "fit"......it opens the door to understanding the "whys and whats" as it apply's to the techniques and equip needed to accomplish your task.Best of luck,BW

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As for tools,do a lot of research,new?,used? If used craigslist could save you a lot of money but you must be careful and check it out real well.Lots of junk for sale there but a few good deals as a lot of people a hard up and have to sell their tools to make the bills.

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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