My name is Matthew and I'm from Southern California. I've been searching for a creative outlet and I have always loved wood so I figured why not give it a try. Other than 1 basic wood shop class back in highschool (circa '97) I am total newb.
I am going to attempt to an M16 style buttstock.
first two pictures are diagrams and the third is sort of what i hope to accomplish, just the butt stock though.
Anyone have any tips or recommendations? I havent found any info on making the M16 or A1/A2 style butt stock so I am not sure of the steps, for example, should i drill the hole in the stock for the buffer tube (#1 in pic 1) first or after shaping the stock? Would laminated pieces work instead of a solid blank to start?
I ordered a plastic stock and a wood one so that i have something to use as a reference.
Thanks and I hope to learn and share what I create