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28 Feb 2016 20:05 #41 by redders
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Same as everyone else, absolutely stunning, stunning work!

How's the grain on the butt of the rifle in the vise.

Thanks

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29 Feb 2016 19:51 #42 by Bruce
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Thanks for the kind words lads, appreciate it ;)

Its a heck of hobby to find myself doing. If you'd have told me id be doing this 5 years ago, first I would have googled what the heck checkering was, then i'd have laughed at you! :P

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23 Apr 2016 23:22 #43 by theabomb
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Bruce, I've just stumbled onto this thread and I am about to venture into trying to learn some of the skills you've shown off in some of these photos! I just wanted to say your work is amazing mate! I'll be happy if someday I can get an ebony fore end tip to look factory finished! Again, great work!

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16 Jun 2016 20:05 - 16 Jun 2016 20:14 #44 by Bruce
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Have been restoring a Stock for a fellow. The rifle was his old man's Sake in 222. It lived in the farm ute and looks like it saw its fair share of 'love'.

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16 Jun 2016 20:07 - 16 Jun 2016 20:15 #45 by Bruce
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After a long wait, it now looks like this.

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16 Jun 2016 20:07 - 16 Jun 2016 20:15 #46 by Bruce
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16 Jun 2016 23:16 #47 by Spaana
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Awesome work again Bruce!
What is the process in stripping back, chemical or mechanical?
top work on the chequering, looks bloody great! well done.
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16 Jun 2016 23:24 - 16 Jun 2016 23:25 #48 by Bruce
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Spaana wrote: Awesome work again Bruce!
What is the process in stripping back, chemical or mechanical?
top work on the chequering, looks bloody great! well done.


G'day Spaana,

Mechanical on this one mate. Due to the damage and the condition of the exisiting finish i didn't even bother with chemical stripping (Citristrip if i have to strip) and went straight to the sandpaper. There were HEAPS of dents that i wanted to relieve as much as possible, so after a quick sand to get the finish of it went literally into a steel tank full of boiling water and was left there for about 8 hours i think. After that was completely dry it was into the sandpaper and the rest of the resto work.

Cheers ;)

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16 Jun 2016 23:31 #49 by Spaana
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so did you have lines to follow? or did you need to start from scratch again?
The owner must be stoked! Like having a brand new stock, but still showing through enough of its history to keep its sentiment.

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16 Jun 2016 23:36 - 16 Jun 2016 23:37 #50 by Bruce
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Before I did anything to the stock i transferred what was left of the checkering pattern outline onto baking paper. Once i was finished sanding the stock there were a few spots where you could just make out an edge of the old checkering. I then used the baking paper to finish drawing out the missing sections of the pattern and turned it into stencils that i could use to put the original factory Sako pattern back onto the stock. B)
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16 Jun 2016 23:40 #51 by Spaana
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Bruce wrote: Before I did anything to the stock i transferred what was left of the checkering pattern outline onto baking paper. Once i was finished sanding the stock there were a few spots where you could just make out an edge of the old checkering. I then used the baking paper to finish drawing out the missing sections of the pattern and turned it into stencils that i could use to put the original factory Sako pattern back onto the stock. B)


Top work again, cheers for the info.
I just want to find a nice lump of timber now :)
not tried checkering yet, very interested to have a go at it.

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17 Jun 2016 06:49 - 17 Jun 2016 06:57 #52 by Aushunter
Aushunter replied the topic: Stock making and checkering
Nice work Bruce ;)

What did you use for the finish??

I find that using a steam iron on those individual dents a good method to try & bring them out.

So whats happening with the metal now??

This one wasn't as in a bad a shape as that but very happy with the outcome!
shootingaustralia.net/forum/rimfire/10630-the-german-800#149945
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