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my new stock for my kx5

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by AveragEd, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    If that is your first attempt at a project like that, you missed your calling. That looks great!

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  2. 12ShotTwo

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    bugman -- I'm also in the middle of my first custom stock for my citori. I starting out with a pattern stock which I fitted to my hardware, sanded down and tested for fit and poi. Now it and the english walnut blank are off to Doug Carpenter for duplicating and then back to me for final fitting and finishing. I plan an oil finish and then it's back to Doug for checkering. BTW I shoot a KS-5, love it. making my own custom stock has been an adventure so far. Joe


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  3. ljutic73

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    Looking very good! Did you do all the shaping by hand? I can't wait to see the finished product. Purpleheart is definitely "thinking outside the box". You should finish it too. Did you do a forend also?

    I've done several for myself but used someone with a duplicator to do the basic shaping. I did my Ljutic 20 years ago.
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  4. 12ShotTwo

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    Doug Carpenter told me that I should finish the stock prior to checkering, this might be because I'm doing an oil finish. You didn't say what you were doing. Anyway it took me a couple of shooting sessions to finalize the fit mainly because of the grip in my case. I just kept sanding/cutting away until it felt as good as my KS-5 grip. Joe
     
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    I'm new this stuff so I don't know but I asked this specific question about checkering. Doug is dcblvsh2 here on TS, you could PM him. His gunstock business is http://www.ccgunstocks.com/. I do know he does great work and is real helpful. Looks like your making real good progress, I'll be posting here as I progress through the winter. Joe
     
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    Finish will load the checkering. If you have it cut after finishing and then apply just enough of a non-gloss finish to the checkering, only to seal it, the final outcome will be better. Marc
     
  7. kraiza

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    I wish I could do something half that good for my first attempt at it.
    Out standing.
     
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