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I wanted to show a job that the guys completed this week and it came out great. A shooter wanted a palm swell added to an existing stock and I know that some places use a putty to do this but I did not like the look whan it was completed. The putty would have been much less expensive but here goes. We put the stock on the CnC machine to cut out a pocket in the stock grip area. Next a piece of English Walnut was cut on the machine to match the profile cut in the grip. The piece was epoxied in and then finished filed & sanded to what the customer wanted for size. Cindy did the checkering and the photos show the finished product. The cost was $ 600.00 and I would appreciate some feedback on the look and quality of the work. Thank you good or bad I just want to know for our guys here. Thank you for taking a look,

Dennis DeVault & The Crew


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Quality is expensive but worth it in the long haul as seen here.

Me I just cut a golf ball in half and ducktaped it to my palm no checkering just dimples.

I got to do what my money tells me

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Looks pretty darn good to me.
 

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Excellent, excellent work ... and a terrific idea. I have always thought .... if I was a manufacturer of custom stocks - I would make a stock just like you did. With a cut-out in the grip area .... and then mold many different shapes of rubber inserts (I like rubber for grip purposes) .... so customers could pick which insert felt best in their hands. Slap that insert onto the stock ... and be done with it.
 

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Great work-

As someone else in the woodwork industry- can i ask what make and model of CNC machine do you use and what Cad/Cam software do you run it with?

Fantastic job!
 

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I like how it fit the stock wrist curves. The checkering covered up the line of the cut in. Very nice work.

I was talking to Tron about add a wood palm swell to my Beretta.
He said he was working with you on this. Is this his K80?
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Personally, I don't like it at all. Looks to me like you need a bit of practice to get the technique down. Just to help you ('cus this is the kinda guy I am), I'm willing to let you practice installing one on my gun, and I won't charge you!!!!

Nice job....

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No this was not the stock from Tron. He has asked me but I don't know what to do now that it is out there. The biggest problem is the cost of the CnC time and programming. I only have one mill and it is tied up most of the time. To Aussie Dan the model was done 3D in MasterCam and tool paths were in the same software. I would like to develope an insert made of a rubber type product that could act as an insert but have not come up with that yet. Since this was our first time in doing this we had some shipping expense back and forth to the customer to be sure that the palm swell was correct before we finished the final sanding, shaping & checkering. Thank you for the feedback.

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Where you able to just keep the job confined to the checkered area, without refinishing the whole stock?
 

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Pretty Kool!

Would have been interesting to see the process. You should do a photo run on the next one and wow everybody.

To me the most impressive part is the checkering. Matching the existing over that hump must of been a monumental task. Masterfully done. Cindy deserves the Gold Star on that project!

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Looks really good. The addition matches quite well. This is a process I would be interested in. Would it be possible to tighten up the grip radius at the same time?
 

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Dennis:
that looks pretty good. Does it in any way compromise the strength of the stock in that critical area?

Taking that one step further... perhaps could finger grips be retrofitted to an existing stock?
Just thinking outside the box.
Art
 
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