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Project by Rob W posted 04-05-2010 06:05 PM 3146 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished carving this Remington 7400 30-06 for my brother.
Both the stock and the fore-end are walnut but not particularly well color matched.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com





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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 07:43 PM

Good looking carving Rob. What did you use to carve the stock?
I have been working on one myself but am having a lil difficulty with it.
Any help would be great.
Thank you for posting.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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sgtgraham1964

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 09:01 PM

one of the first thing i figured out when it comes to gun stocks you must have a good stock craddle. brownels sales them.

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Rob W

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 09:31 PM

I use a high speed air turbine like a dentist drill. I print the pattern out on applique paper and do the initial outlines through that.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Jordan

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 09:45 PM

Rob, do you find that the higher speed tool has less torque than the Dremel? Always wondered how much pressure I could use with a hi-speed? Super job on the detailing. Love the leaves.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Rob W

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 10:18 PM

Thanks Jordan,
Coming from you, I take that as a real complement.

The high speed hand piece that I use is air powered and spins at 350,000 to 400,000 rpm. The bits are either diamond or carbide and at that speed, you don’t have to worry about the grain of the wood at all. Depending on what bit you have in it, it cuts will all the torque that it needs. With a finer bit, it is possible to bog it down if you try to go to fast. The unit I use is a power carver (http://www.scmsysteminc.com/system_prices.php) but I wood recommend the GRS 850. (http://www.billjanney.com/ultra850fc.html) I’ve used them both and the 850 is really nice but a bit more expensive.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Rob W

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 10:23 PM

I don’t use a stock cradle. I either hold the stock or I use a rice bag. It seems to hold the gun however I need it.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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remy97

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#7 posted 04-05-2010 10:44 PM

looks good man! what caliber is that?

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 10:56 PM

Good looking carving on the gun stock

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Rob W

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#9 posted 04-05-2010 11:04 PM

It’s a Remington 7400, 30-06

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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remy97

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 12:43 AM

oh wow, i wanted to get the same gun for my birthday, you oughta consider putting on a thicker vented rubber pad on the stock, cut dwon on the kick a little, my .22 has a good one and it really helps

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Hacksaw007

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 01:28 AM

You have quite a talent. This is a lovely gun stock. Thanks very much for sharing! How many hours do you believe that you have in something like this?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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WeathersWoodWorking

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 10:34 AM

Wonderful

-- Weatherswoodworking@gmail.com

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Lori

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 04:49 PM

Beautiful and skilled carving on your brother’s rifle. Thanks for sharing. With the tactical/composite stock craze it’s a breath of fresh air to see fine wood stocks.

Rob, I don’t use a cradle either when I carve gunstocks.

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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