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Charlie's new stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gun fitter, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    This time I'm going to document a stock project from the blank through a finished stock. Here's the wood for the project.
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  2. bonzai272

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    wow that looks nice! cant wait to see the process and updates.
     
  3. gun fitter

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    California Claro and it will have to be reinforced with a hard wood dowel through the bolt hole and front sides of the stock. This is a common process with highly grained wood.
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    wood after one coat of finish wet sanded.
     
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    now that was time-lapse photography... man that was quick turn around from blank to oil in in a couple posts! I was hoping for a bit more of the stock development... regardless, nice job...

    Jay
     
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    Me too. I wanted to see the shaping part and how you got to that high comb. Also wanted to see how you inserted the wood dowel. Never heard of that being a requirement in Claro which is hard, heavy wood, and a bear to checker.

    A lot of coffee tables will weigh less than that stock.
     
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    Lookin" really good!!!! I'll be keeping my eye on this post...

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  9. gun fitter

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    Look at the post about making a TS stock more pics.
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    Ok heres the full set.
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  11. j2jake

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    Joe, just curious, did you duplicate a Devualt stock? Jake
     
  12. gun fitter

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    No Jake!
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    Now you can see the Origional stock which I built. The new stock is a version of the origional with accomidations in height and toe out for the new TS rib.

    The reason that you would see a similarity is because the stock is properly designed.

    Dennis an myself share quite a few similarities in our approach to stock fit and design so yes they will look similar but just like myself Dennis does not copy one stock to another each is unique and built for the intended shooter.
    Joe
     
  13. j2jake

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    Thanks Joe, beautiful work. Jake
     
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    Joe, you`ve got one of the best duplicators going. Where did you get your fitting receiver? Looks just like mine. I`ve never done the dowel insert, but have heard of it being done. Is it a press fit? I`ve had a couple of pieces that the grain was all wrong in the wrist, and thought about trying dowel job. Setterman, almost all of the Claro I`ve used is pretty soft. It`s typically orchard wood that has been fertilized and watered to grow fast which usually means soft and opened grained wood. Minding that each piece has it`s own characteristics, but as an overall average, Claro is softer than English or Turkish. Some of the hardest wood I`ve ever worked was Black Walnut cut up around Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma. Larry
     
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    Krieghoff where else! After I did them a favor getting Harlan back shooting when his guns were stolen. Norbert hooked me up. The people at Krieghoff are first class!
    Joe
     
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    Interesting work i must admit. I have seen stocks with the wooden dowel insert but never understood the purpose. Not sure i still understand how it actually works. You ever thought about taking a few hours and clean that mess up? I worked at my dads woodshop for 12 years. If i would have let the shop get like that he would have beat me with with a sanding belt. Those 2 1/2" sanding belts hurt(don't ask how i know). LOL
     
  17. gun fitter

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    The stronger wood with the straight grain is bonded to the outer wood this core bears the stress and force of the recoil since about 85% of the bedding is in the stronger dowel. There is about 18 square inches of bonding with the 1.125" dowel.

    If you want a truly strong stock you do this or make the stock out of absolutely plain grained wood.

    Hope this helps.
     
  18. gun fitter

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    Yes but it is in two pieces.
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    Charlie shot the stock on Sunday were going to do a bit of work on the grip and finish it. More pics to follow on Friday.
     
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