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post #21 of 37 Old 04-24-2009, 12:12 AM
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I have not tried a stock for a long rifle, but I have made grips for handguns. I get my stock really cheap from a local place that sells walnut gunstock blanks. The ones that aren't perfect get sold as firewood. I have a friend who buys the stuff by the cord ($70). I just pick a nice piece and make the scales myself...
i like your stuff alot so i plugged your site on my gun forum!http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ml#post1122073 where is the best place to buy some cheap blanks to make grips for my revolvers?
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I have a pc. of walnut I have been saving for 25 years with the intention to make a stock for a gun . I bought a 10-22 a few years ago just for this purpose[stainless with the laminated stock] . I haven't even shot the gun yet ,go figure.It all sits in the gun cabinet ,waiting .
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perhaps I can help. Been making gun stocks off and on for 40 years. All hand carved - no power tools, not even for checkering. A bit slow, but I haven't had many complaints about the results. Posted on my website is an article I am writing on making a muzzle loader. Warning: it has a lot of pictures.
(http://riflerestorer.com/?action=art...ock&title=Guns )

Not done yet, so the article will be added to. Making a vido for YouTube, actually several since it won't fit on one segment, about carving one from a blank. Since a very similar technique is used for shotguns, rifles, and muzzle loaders, I'll try to make it universal....we'll see?!!

THis is a link to some of the noise makers I have worked on or made. Have a look, I'll be glad to explain what I did: http://riflerestorer.com/?action=photos

In the mean time, please feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them the best I can. Just to let you know, the shop has now closed. This recession kicked me in the backside pretty good, so had to go out into the world and get a "real job". I of course will continue to make them, just as a hobby now. We'lllllll more in between the honey-do list. Why did it grow so much all of a sudden?

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perhaps I can help. Been making gun stocks off and on for 40 years. All hand carved - no power tools, not even for checkering. A bit slow, but I haven't had many complaints about the results. Posted on my website is an article I am writing on making a muzzle loader. Warning: it has a lot of pictures.
(http://riflerestorer.com/?action=art...ock&title=Guns )

Not done yet, so the article will be added to. Making a vido for YouTube, actually several since it won't fit on one segment, about carving one from a blank. Since a very similar technique is used for shotguns, rifles, and muzzle loaders, I'll try to make it universal....we'll see?!!

THis is a link to some of the noise makers I have worked on or made. Have a look, I'll be glad to explain what I did: http://riflerestorer.com/?action=photos

In the mean time, please feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them the best I can. Just to let you know, the shop has now closed. This recession kicked me in the backside pretty good, so had to go out into the world and get a "real job". I of course will continue to make them, just as a hobby now. We'lllllll more in between the honey-do list. Why did it grow so much all of a sudden?

Take care,
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nice work,,sorry about your shop
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i like your stuff alot so i plugged your site on my gun forum!http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ml#post1122073 where is the best place to buy some cheap blanks to make grips for my revolvers?

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Messman that is a great looking stock - did you find keeping the outside lines straight a problem. I really kept thinking the stock was warping until I figured out that I was shaving wood from the wrong side.
The inlay fit of a rifle stock effects the way the rifle shoots. I have never tried to inlet one for this reason. You can get inlet blanks from Richardsons very reasonable. You can shape the outside to your liking.
I have used several of there inlet blanks and they have all turned out great, great shooters too.
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wood stuff

Inexpensive blanks for pistol handles can be found on ebay, the local hardwood store, and best of all - your fire wood stack! Amazing what you can find there. Cut them extra thick, they WILL warp for a couple of weeks after you cut them. This will happen even if the wood is seasoned.

Inletting for a barrel is not all that critical. I always glass the entire length anyway. Free floating can be a good idea, but not always. Many barrels like to get sociable with the surrounding, if it does - it will be much more accurate. The pressure must be consistent and uniform however (of which neither is a strong point of wood of course). For those that don't want full length glass bedding, try sticking a couple business cards between the barrel and the very tip of the fore end. You want 7 to 9 pounds of pressure pushing up. It is amazing what that consistent amount of small pressure does to settle down a barrel. If it works for you, make a small ridge of epoxy to replace the cards.

One way of getting a consistent barrel channel is using an old one with sand paper wrapped around it. Since most barrels are tapered, you can only move forward/backward a small distance. Spinning it is beyond difficult. Back & forth will give a small uniform clearance around your barrel.

Hope this helps a little,
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carving gunstocks

I just found this old thread on carving gunstocks while I took a warm up break for a cup of coffee... I've been carving custom rifle stocks for several years now. I specialize in laminated target/varmint stocks made from my own custom laminated blanks of beautiful maple, cherry and walnut in any combination. I also make blanks and carve stocks from exotic woods my customers have mailed to my shop. Here's a few photos of some of my gunstocks.

http://www.first285.com/gunstock
http://www.lumberjocks.com/haldougherty/projects

I start with logs, mill them into 4/4 boards for the most part, resaw what I need for thinner sections, laminate the blanks, and carve the stock to an almost finished form and mail them to customers. Most of my customers are gunsmiths.

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Midway and Brownelles (sp?) have a lot of information on making rifle stocks. Comb used bookstores for old editions of Gun Digest and the like. Tons of information in them.

Many of the retail stock makers sell partial inlet rough shaped all the way up to almost or finished stocks.

One thing I have done is to canvas gunsmiths to see if they can put the old stock on a duplicating router and rough it out for you. I did a Ruger 77 like that and it cuts down on a lot of work.

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I too would like to try my hand at a gun stock. I have some nice walnut and maple, I'm just not sure what the best way is to laminate it together (how thick the pieces, glue type, vertical v/s horizontal glue up etc...) 'Don't mind the inletting challenge. 'Am willing to buy a book on the subject, but I also have had a hard time finding that!
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How to make a guntock

I have started to make a series of videos on how to carve/make a guns stock from a blank. They are posted to Youtube. Have the first 3 up (intro - who I am, and the next 2 are on wood selection), several more to go. Basing the level of information on assuming folks know what end of a chisel to hold onto and going from there.

The next video will be on tools. I have a few home made ones, and a few specialty ones that can make life easier. It will also include some de-bunking of myths ....I hope.

After that will finally be inletting, shaping, etc.

Since info on what I do is so limited, thought this might help. I am a gunmaker that hand makes firearms, and I am a dying breed. What ever I can pass on, I really want to. I'm 54, so still young enough to not be all gray hair, but old enough to notice how few of us are really left.

If you have any questions, please pass them on. If they are repeated enough, then it would be a good idea to include them in one of the videos. Please add any feedback you can think of. I have to guess at what info is needed.

Search on Youtube for Chris Knerr - I'll show up somewhere.

In the mean time, ask questions and best of luck with your" wittlin'"!

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Awesome Chris !

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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Stopped by Harpers Ferry the other day for a spot of lunch and a walk.Its one of my favorite places,great source of inspiration.......

Anyhow,google Armory at Harpers Ferry......do a little digging.You'll see a stock duplicator built somewhere 'round 1815.Water wheel and flatbelt driven,its mainly constructed of wood and shows some of the genius that started the industrial revolution in this co.Worth a look and some decent reading.Best,BW
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You are that close to the factory?!!!! I'm jealous
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I have been wanting to do that for years. just never got around to it.

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If youre trying to make gun stocks as a profitable thing, then this is the way to go. http://www.wood-carver.com/unispecs.html. that thing is pretty increadible, i had the chance to use one to make a wood stock for my M1A SOCOM 16 (Which comes with a polymer stock by default) and it literally took me about 3 hours to do the whole thing. And my actions all fit right into their housing where they belong.

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Theres a decent discussion on Practical machinist site....its in the gunsmith section.Shows some good pics of a resurected storebought industrial unit,and a VG examp of a newer,slightly better homebrewed version.BW
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