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Project by daves1 posted 02-06-2012 03:39 PM 2237 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine purchased an antique shotgun and the stock was broken. He asked if I could make a new one for him. I repaired the original one (on the right) and made a new one for him using a slab of walnut. It isn’t perfect but I think it came out fairly well. I coated it with 3 coats of Tru-oil.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 04:22 PM


-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 04:43 PM

I like it. How did you drill the hole for the stock bolt?

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 05:20 PM

fitting it to the metal is a tricky process. I only did it once and that was enough. Nice job!

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED!"

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 05:20 PM

Looks good to me a fine job.

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 08:00 PM

Good job- probably one of the most difficult woodworking projects. The value of an antique gun can be lowered by reworking it. Best to leave the original, repaired stock on it. Don’t refinish the metal, either. Speaking from experience here.

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 12:45 AM

Thanks everyone for their comments. Sorethumbs, I drilled the holes by taking the slab wood (prior to shaping) and laying a portable drill press on it’s side on a bench and building up a level area and clamping the wood down and drilled the first hole with a very long bit. I then drilled the hole larger to the length I needed with a forstner bit on both sides. I then cut out the general pattern on my bandsaw and shaped the remaining portions using an angle grinder/sander and then fine finished it using my hand sander and sanding blocks. I also used my dremel for the finer smaller areas. I hope this isn’t too confusing.

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 01:08 AM

I think I looks a little better than the original, you don’t give yourself enough credit. Thanks for detailing the process, all the work you did looks like it paid off.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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