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

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

Joined: February 23rd, 2015, 1:44 am

March 5th, 2017, 1:25 pm #1

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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March 5th, 2017, 11:58 pm #2

Looks a little heavy but for the first time you did a very nice job. You got Talent Dude!
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Joined: December 9th, 2011, 11:46 pm

March 6th, 2017, 12:44 am #3

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.

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

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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....
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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Joined: February 23rd, 2015, 1:44 am

March 6th, 2017, 1:02 am #4

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.

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

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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....
put on it. Lighter then my 14.5 lb Steyr!
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Joined: February 23rd, 2015, 1:44 am

March 6th, 2017, 1:05 am #5

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.

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

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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....
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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Joined: November 1st, 2011, 1:44 pm

March 6th, 2017, 2:12 am #6

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.

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

<span style="font:11px arial;">Uploaded at Snapagogo.com</span>

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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....
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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Joined: December 9th, 2011, 11:46 pm

March 6th, 2017, 2:29 am #7

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......
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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Joined: July 9th, 2015, 1:00 pm

March 6th, 2017, 2:37 am #8

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

Looking great!
Boomer
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..........



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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Joined: February 23rd, 2015, 1:44 am

March 6th, 2017, 1:14 pm #9

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
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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Joined: February 23rd, 2015, 1:44 am

March 6th, 2017, 5:04 pm #10

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.
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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