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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz, did you make that stand to display your rifles or is it part of your set-up to make stocks.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

No that's my rifle stand for cleaning and I put a magazine block in there too for cleaning my AR. For making the stock I just used my bench vice. My camera doesn't give a good photo up close unless I'm really up close but I'll try and get some shots of the wood for you Vinnie.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

That is 100% something to be proud of.
Awesome job Suz

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz,
It looks to me that your work is worthy of more than just praise.
If I could do wood work like that I would make stocks for some of my older guns.

But I do a decent job when working with metal - so I will stick with the steel and you can make it look good adding the wood.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Thanks guys, it means a lot to me.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:47 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Don't sell yourself short Suz...the guys in here know quality when they see it mate...and that is the standard you have achieved with this project mate...quality, and damn high at that.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Ya did good,young lady. Ya did good.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Here's some wood shots, the myrtle is mysterious when it comes to capturing the grain and streaking, you get what you get. I tried to find some decent dark streaks when I built it but sometimes you sand and saw past it into boring stuff. I didn't get much dark streaking but I'm happy to just have it done now.




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Thanks for the close-up, Suz. It shows the rolling block off even better.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Nice work Suz!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

That looks great Suz...that piece of wood has character. It may not have the swirls and twists of a piece of walnut, but its myrtle, with all the character of that wood. It looks different mate, and that is also part of what makes it stand out.

Well done...from what I can see, your fitting is exceptional.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

I agree, looks fantastic. The small burls and streaks look great, over all I think you have done a marvelous job. But, I do understand that sometimes our minds eye wants more than we can produce with the product at hand, none the less, good work lady.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz, those old curved, metal butt plates seem to magnify recoil. I think I'd take my first shot off-hand and not from the bench.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

I kinda like it actually, it hugs my shoulder nicely. My loads are pretty anemic for this rifle (at least for now) so recoil is no more than a 30-30 might be. I thought it might be something to gouge me real good but it goes right to the best spot on my shoulder, like it was meant to be. They were actually designed to fit your arm just below your shoulder and I suppose a coat was originally intended to be worn. Not as mean as it looks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Nice! I like the clean lines you made on the stock.

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