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  • Dyeman12 commented on jwilliamsen's instructable Building a Custom Rifle Stock7 months ago
    Building a Custom Rifle Stock

    I too was initially intimidated by inletting thinking the stock relief had to be to very close tolerance, but after doing a few bedding jobs with Devcon and Marine-Tex, it is much easier than you think. Plenty of releasing agent and masking make it very do-able. Once it sets up, it's rock solid but still easy to dremel and sand. I did the final bedding of both the receiver and even the plastic trigger guard underneath with white Marine-Tex (tinted with black resin pigment to make it gray) that gave a tough, perfect fit. Plenty of how-to instructionals out there. One note- use the liquid paint-on releasing agent and plenty of it!

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  • Dyeman12 commented on jwilliamsen's instructable Building a Custom Rifle Stock7 months ago
    Building a Custom Rifle Stock

    JW-Best source of Coosa I found is sales@boatoutfitters.com. They will cut full and half sheets down to nice, 'ship-able' size. I used 1/2" board cut to a size that would allow 2 cutouts per sheet- least amount of waste. Used West Marine resin to laminate 3 layers giving just the right thickness.Best part is Coosa is very easy to work with as it has not grain- sands easier than poplar with regular files and sandpaper. It's reinforced with layers of fiberglass, so the dust is itchy. Just keep a vac hose hanging next to whatever area is being sanded, use disposable mechanic rubber gloves and it's no big deal.The 7-2 LR's can be had for around $650 off gunbroker, but you have to watch for them. More info on my project:http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.ph...

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  • Dyeman12 commented on jwilliamsen's instructable Building a Custom Rifle Stock10 months ago
    Building a Custom Rifle Stock

    JW -Buttstock hardware is a mix of Home Depot bits and a Mec III adjustable. Stock is made from Coosa board with a 3 layer CF shell applied with a home brew vacuum bagging rig powered by a frig compressor. You are absolutely right about the stiffness of CF- the cheek piece weighs 0.3oz and you can hardly flex it. Agreed on the thumb wheels, but I couldn't find one that was light weight and fit inside the comb. The next version is already on the drawing board - CF over foam, removable/adjustable grip, hexagonal fore stock, butt assembly fabricated from salvaged CF hockey stick with adjustable comb & butt plate. My main design inspiration from www.behance.net. CF can really be addictive! If you get the chance to snag a .22LR 7-2, they are really amazing suppressor hosts for the m...

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    JW -Buttstock hardware is a mix of Home Depot bits and a Mec III adjustable. Stock is made from Coosa board with a 3 layer CF shell applied with a home brew vacuum bagging rig powered by a frig compressor. You are absolutely right about the stiffness of CF- the cheek piece weighs 0.3oz and you can hardly flex it. Agreed on the thumb wheels, but I couldn't find one that was light weight and fit inside the comb. The next version is already on the drawing board - CF over foam, removable/adjustable grip, hexagonal fore stock, butt assembly fabricated from salvaged CF hockey stick with adjustable comb & butt plate. My main design inspiration from www.behance.net. CF can really be addictive! If you get the chance to snag a .22LR 7-2, they are really amazing suppressor hosts for the money. Good subsonic ammo makes one a real 'critter-gitter' :^)

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  • Dyeman12 commented on jwilliamsen's instructable Building a Custom Rifle Stock10 months ago
    Building a Custom Rifle Stock

    JW-Thanks for the inspiration! I took a different route and made one from scratch. A lot of fun learning various techniques using carbon fiber, resin & automotive clear coat. I took several of your comments to heart and even picked up a Zyliss multi-vise. The best advise was to cut the whole project up into 30-60min tasks. Took a while, but pretty cool results. Already designing the next version :^) Keep those chips a flyin'

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