by Jim (the gunsmith)
In the previous post, I discussed a custom .22 project in the shop. Now it’s time to begin making a new stock sets for this firearm.
I run the rough lumber through the planer to smooth out the wood.
This is a nice piece of wood and will make a beautiful stock.
The wood is put in a manual operated stock duplicator and rough carved to shape. I use a softer piece of wood to make a cheek piece and glue it to an original stock before carving. This way, the new stock has a cheek piece as part of the new carving.
The rough carved stock fresh out of the machine. Next will be filing the wood to final shape with a wood rasp and rough sanding the surface while fitting it to the receiver with inletting black.