|Project by Brett||posted 02-07-2014 08:43 PM||1224 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Whew! I’m glad this one is done!
I have been on and off with this project for quite some time. Years in fact! I made this for a fellow airgunning friend.
It is black walnut, with ebony and quarter sawn sycamore for the grip cap. I did the inletting with the router, drill press, x-y vise, and router table. The outside shape was done with the band saw, drill press, router, table saw, and mostly with files and sandpaper. I used the power tools to remove the bulk of the material and files and sandpaper for the rest.
I used Waterlox original formula for the finish. I think it’s a bit too glossy so in about a week, I will knock the gloss down with some 0000 steel wool and then bring it to a satin sheen.
The rifle is a .22 cal Beeman (Weihrauch) R9 air rifle. (pellet gun)
The brass screw cups on the fore end were made by my airgunning buddy that this stock is made for. I also inlaid some ebony around the brass screw cups. I had also planned to cut some checkering on the grip but I was too chicken to do it because I thought that I may mess it up. I think that would have added to the overall look but maybe on the next one. I have not attempted to cut any checkering before. This would have been a first.
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com