It's Been A Long Time But Here Goes.

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by andrew27473, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. andrew27473

    andrew27473 Member

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    It's been over 5 years since I've made a stock and I've always wanted to do one in laminate so I got a blank from the USA and throught I'd give it a go.
    It turned up looking like this.
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    So I did this
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    then this
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    and end up with this
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    It's finish with Danish oil as it's easier to look after and a lacquer finish is just something I don't like on a stock(slap it on and that will do).
    I just need to get out and shoot it now.


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  2. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    Beautiful mate!:(
     
  3. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    Sorry mate, that should have been a smiley :)
     
  4. UKJay

    UKJay New Member

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    Damn - that is one good looking stock! Well done mate! :)
     
  5. Fat Pep

    Fat Pep New Member

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    Lets hope its not another 5 years before we see the next one !....well done fella
     
  6. GB23

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    very nice work

    Fantastic mate, really nice work and a large piece left over for another.

    Cheers,

    Garry
     
  7. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    Superb looking stock............nice job :D
     
  8. Knockedover

    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    Stunning work :) Shame its got a Rapid in it :D:D:D
     
  9. Gilogrt

    Gilogrt Member

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    Very nice indeed. I'm doing one at the moment so appreciate the work that goes into making one. I'm at the shaping stage which is where I'm flustered. My ADHD is great for logical thinking and problem solving but doesn't acknowledge the virtue of artistic licence!
    Keep them coming.
     
  10. poth

    poth Whafta old Gits world champion

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    price

    so how mutch did the blank cost and from where did it come also how long did it take to come
     
  11. andrew27473

    andrew27473 Member

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    I'll put up the rest of pictures in order of how I do it,but if you start from the trigger and work back to the butt pad and do the for end last it make it easier to clamp it down to work on.

    It cost about £240 all in form Cousineau Wood Products USA and was about 5 week to ship it.

    I no some rapids are not that good but I'm using this because I shoot just as well with it as my Walther. I've owned it from new and it's over 14 years old and I'll never sell it.

    I love my Rapid more then any rifle I've ever owned or shot !:D
     
  12. andrew27473

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    test fit the action before shaping starts as you can change thing now far easier then after.
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    Fitting the butt pad with a small of set for better fit.
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    Drawing of stock shape on blank and start of drilling holes for the finger groves.
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    First part of shaping out,I've cut the blank to almost spot on for final shape and give it a sanding leaving no more than 2 mm to remove.
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    I then shaped the grip and rear of the stock.
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    The for end is the easy part which is shaped last and every thing is sanded to 320 grit till it has a nice
    sheen to it
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