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My first attempt at making a FT stock from scratch,,Pic heavy!

March 5 2017 at 8:25 AM

Paul Porch  (Login paulporch)
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I wanted to try to make my own FT stock from a blank of wood. I decided on curly maple for my first attempt as it was the least expensive blank available. It was $58.00 compared to the marblewood blank below it in the 1st pic. The marblewood blank was $180.00 for comparison. I am saving the marblewood for my HW97K after I get it back from David Slade working his springer magic on it….

So, I would not feel too hurt if I messed up the maple blank…
Here are the pictures of the stock from start to finish. I will let the pics explain the progress.
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All in all I think it came out alright. Most who have seen it said the photos did not do it justice..Can't wait to start on the marblewood blank.. Thanks for looking....

 
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Bill Day
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Looks very nice Paul .......................

March 5 2017, 6:58 PM 

Looks a little heavy but for the first time you did a very nice job. You got Talent Dude!

 
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Boomer
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Nice job Paul!

March 5 2017, 7:44 PM 

Looks really nice! I have been tossing the idea around myself so this may just have spawned some interest!

Looking great!
Boomer
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nced
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Same here! I brought a few pieces of walnut to NC from WV that........

March 5 2017, 9:37 PM 

a friend let me have after cutting up the tree stump after it fell across his driveway. It's been air drying for over 10 years now and it's ready to be "butchered" but I haven't got up the nerve to start yet..........
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I told my friend that I wished he left about 6" more wood attached to the stump when he cleared his driveway but I'm thankful for what I got!

 
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Paul Porch
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Wow Ed,! That's some nice looking wood! Good figuring.. I bet you can

March 8 2017, 7:15 AM 

Make several nice stocks from them.
Looks like plenty of wood there to make a springer stock, if there isn't any checking...

 
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nced
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As soon as I cut the wood and got it home I painted the.........

March 8 2017, 11:55 AM 

end grain with several heavy coats of latex paint. No checking yet after 9 years upstairs in my NC garage.

By the way, I was kinda amazed how fast the chaon saw chain dulled when sectioning that large walnut trunk. The tree was growing in northern Virginia and I found occasional "limestone pebbles" that was embedded in the root. By the time the uprooted trunk was sectioned the chain had been sharpened so many times that the "sharp hooks" were little more than "sharp nubs"!

 
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Paul Porch
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Thanks guys. Bill it actually is only 11.1 lbs complete with the big Nikko i

March 5 2017, 8:02 PM 

put on it. Lighter then my 14.5 lb Steyr!

 
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Paul Porch
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Boomer, go ahead and jump.. it is not as hard as you would think. I have

March 5 2017, 8:05 PM 

several tools that you can get from Harbour Freight that make the job really easy for shaping and sanding. When you are ready give me a call and I will reveal my secret tool that did most of the shaping. You won't believe what it is......

 
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Boomer
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Thanks Paul! I have a woodworking shop as well and have the red and black...

March 5 2017, 9:29 PM 

laminate stock already sitting in the shop. I am considering building a stock for a TX200 since I am not comfortable at all trying to use my left elbow as the riser.

I will go out on a limb and say you did a lot of the shaping with either a dremel tool or bandsaw and wood file?

I saw the chisel for the bedding, sweet to do that part by hand! Again, you did a really nice job and I really like it!

I would definitely like to share stories with you at our next GP together.

Talk to you soon,
Boomer
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Paul Porch
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Boomer I did use a bandsaw and a rotery sanding bit in my drill press, but

March 6 2017, 8:14 AM 

The real secret is not a secret.... Just fooling around. I used a file sander you get from Harbour Freight. After a bit of time behind it you can develop light touch and techniques that you can use it for anything... Really. It shows, sands, carves, and any other use you can dream up. I use it to smooth over my target edges on my custom field targets. It is that versatile.

Have not tried laminated wood yet. Looking forward to spending time BS'ing about this. I am a old wood butcher and love working with chisels and gouges... Old school channeling my inner Roy Underhill.....lol

 
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DonC
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File/sander???

March 6 2017, 2:46 PM 

Can you elaborate on this tool?
I have a pattern maker's Nickelson rasp that is good foe shaping. I also have a cylinder/rod that shaves wood like a cheese grater. But I don't know what you bought from Harbor Freight.
Thanks and nice job!

 
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Danny
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I think he meant "bandfile", looks like a handy tool.

March 6 2017, 4:16 PM 

Kind of a mini belt sander. Impressive work Paul!

 
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Scott C
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Wow

March 5 2017, 9:12 PM 

I didn't realize it was that easy. You just remove everything that isn't a gun stock. And like Douglas Adams said, the trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

 
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Paul Porch
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Hahaha, ...Scott I guess I should have said it was easier than I thought. You

March 6 2017, 12:04 PM 

do need some skills but any person handy with tools should be fine. The real challange was figuring out what would be the best design to fit your needs.

The original stock is not field target friendly. Built as a 10 meter gun fired from the shoulder is not as ergonomic for shooting sitting, and on a bum bagoff your knee.

 
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Mark Kauffman
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Nice Job, Paul

March 6 2017, 5:05 PM 

I really admire someone who has a vision and follows it through to fruition. There is a lot of pride in doing a job and creating something that you enjoy.

I remember back to 2010 when I did my first stock. It took a lot of time initially, but the results were well worthwhile. Believe it or not, I still have that very first stock and gun! I made a number of stocks since and sold all but three. Those blanks are still in my closet and kept hidden from my wife. She has a bad habit of housecleaning.

Anyway, here is the link to the first stock that I made;http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1281300667/My+first+custom+Marauder+stock+project-Picture+heavy

The process looks sorta familiar, doesn't it. Brings a smile to your face when you know you made something with your own two hands that others can look at and admire.

Job well done!

Mark

 
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Paul Porch
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Great job on that Maurader stock Mark. Boy what I would give for a CCC and Cad

March 6 2017, 6:18 PM 

capabilities. Not the money or I would have them...Lol that stock painted looks like a synthetic it is so good. I drew what I wanted on a piece of foam board and transfered it to the wood blank. After that it was just carving and sanding.

I believe Dave is correct that Harbour Freight calls it a band file. It is a 1/2" sanding belt on a body of their grinder, with a tilting head. It gets into places you can't with ease. Just need to play with it a bit to get the touch, or you can take a substantial bite out of the wood...

 
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Paul Porch
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Correction to the last post. It is Danny that is correct and a CNC not CCC my

March 6 2017, 6:21 PM 

Fat fingers are typing wrong as well as my Alzheimers kicking in....

 
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Mark Kauffman
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No problem Paul, and....

March 6 2017, 10:36 PM 

....thanks for the kind words.

For most of my shaping I used a wood rasp, files, chisels, and my Dremel with a sanding drum. I still do but am careful to only take a little at a time and do a LOT of hand gripping to determine what needs to be taken off based upon where the pressure is on my hand.

Just finished shaping and stippling the grip on my D54 field target stock. The Marauder stock was more generic.

You did a great job on yours for just transferring your idea from foam board to wood, although I can attest that Maple is HARD wood.

Best regards,
Mark

 
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Paul Porch
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Mark, that maple is hard but NXT is my HW97k and I have a blank of

March 6 2017, 10:51 PM 

marblewood. It is called the tool breaker! It is super dense and hard. It dulls power tools and bits. It is pretty though. I just made a grip and cheek piece for my Steyr competion rifle. Made it to fit me personally. It is a different style then most. I will post a pic from the laptop in a few...

 
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Paul Porch
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Steyr pics

March 6 2017, 10:58 PM 

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