shotgun stock mockup

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Project by dbray45 posted 01-26-2022 07:36 PM 655 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this shotgun (new) and it has plastic stocks that are generic. In short, this means that if the barn is in front of you, you will miss in it is going to hurt your shoulder.

So, the plan is this -

Make a shock from a 2×6, make it a little thicker because it is pine, not maple, walnut, or cherry
Make all of the adjustments and then make a finish one out of cherry (because I have the pieces). More work than I expected but get-in there.

Actually, this is the third one – drilling the hole to bolt the weapon to the stock is a pain.

The range guy wants me to make one in pine for him when I am done, we’ll see.

This stock is done except for some minor adjustments – going to the range when weather clears up.

Thanks for looking

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#1 posted 01-26-2022 08:08 PM

nice work

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 01-27-2022 01:32 AM

Nice stock. Is the attachment a through bolt?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-27-2022 03:49 AM

A very nice job indeed.

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#4 posted 01-27-2022 02:29 PM

Yes, there is a bolt that goes roughly 8” into the stock. That was the issue – drilling a small hole through and a larger from the stock butt for the nut and washers. The first stock looked great, but didn’t drill it straight. The second stock, drilled the hole first and it deviated due to a knot and came out the side (didn’t feel right somehow).

Have a couple nice pieces of cherry waiting for all the adjustments to be made on this. Then the real work starts.

Don and Bob – Thanks

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 01-27-2022 09:05 PM

In case anyone has noticed, the sandal on the table saw is for the sander right next to it. Use the bottom of the sandal to clean the sanding belt – works like a dream. I can buy them for about 50 cents a pair and last a long time. Better than the eraser material for $25 for a stick that doesn’t last long.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#6 posted 01-29-2022 12:56 AM

Looks sharp. I don’t like all the plastic that’s used anymore. Good tip on the sandal.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 02-01-2022 01:33 PM

I love that it is a simple material, really fine work.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 02-01-2022 03:21 PM

Thanks Mads

Going to see if my adjustments are good in a few days

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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