How To Make A Gunstock - Tools Part 4




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mds19238: Thank you & God bless.

monster1175: from Argentina thank you and keep the goog work

Chris Knerr: sorry about the break-up. Can only type 500 words at a time in these comments. Take a sharp knife and using the straight edge a guide, cut a deep slice. The deeper the better - 1/16" to 1/8" . When you start to remove wood, it won't splinter or tear out wear it owuld be bad news too. Now all the wood between the slices has to go. I use chisels for the most part. you can use the barrel scrapers, router, I have mill for metal work. Whatever works for you.

Daniel Hedkvist: Hi Great videos man! do u know how to carve patterns in wood? would love a tutorial on that and what tools to choose etc.

Chris Knerr: Need a little more information or a translation. Make the rifle from raw steel, repair, make a wood gunstock for one, not sure what you to do.

Chris Knerr: wow, time to catch up with comments. I too occasionally resort to my mill for a barrel channel. It is fast. Especially when facing a 4 bore with a barrell > 1" in diameter! Sorry about the link. Did you guys it working? Good advice with the remote mike. Thanks, I will look into it. and at last - i will be braking up inletting parts into a lot of very short videos. Barrel will be first. Take care, Chris

Chris Knerr: check out the other videos. they are titled according to what is in them. They are" Inletting the magazine", inletting the barrel", etc........ have not completed that rifle yet. So more shaping to the outside coming.

joske de melkboer: Great Video!!

Carlos Marcello: I am sorry...English is not my parent language..But ı liked your videos very very much.. I will translate all of your videos.. I want to buy hand made bolt action rifle.. And my favourite rifle is Mauser...For example Mauser 98k.. If you want to make it, how many months can you make a Mauser rifle ???

supermotardmario: i use a metal mill to for some parts, but i feel like having more feel to detail with hand tools. wel as for shaping the outside.ive just ordered a new piece of walnut haha, if you know what i mean, it was good practice tough if it comes in, ill cut out the blank and make the slide and trigger. my little dremel might come in handy for the trigger mount, i used to dril a few straight holes next to eachother and then tapping out the remains, but hey it works thx a million for the advise

supermotardmario: @supermotardmario the link deforms in my browser , the /1285/ changes to /12-85/ , so u just have to take the - away to see the picture

supermotardmario: if you start on a blank to cut out the barrel groove, and if you would make a vid of it, that would be great, im subscribed so ill see it comming.

supermotardmario: img864.imageshack.us/img864/1285/img028i.jpg this is it , my new gun , finished this week , what do you think of it ? , it stil needs an adjustable recoil pad, a strap , and a bipod , but the woodwork is finished , you can be honest. your vids helped me allot !

Chris Knerr: thanks you! Wish I could cut to the chase as fast as Mr. Potterfield does. Glad the videos helped. There will be more coming, please be patiant. Take care, Chris

frank carnavil: Hi Chris, thanks for the videos. You are a true craftsman, and the best of what you do. I am thinking about doing a stock for my friends Winchester rifle soon. I will let you know when I start the work and if I have any questions. Thank you. Frank from Pa.

Chris Knerr: @DanielDalarnaSweden yup, in the plans. It will be one of the later ones to do. The carving will be patterns typical of antique muzzle loaders. Not the modern rifle hunting scenes. For them, you'll have to get a video or books on your own. Sorry, i don't them.

meteormeten: hi, thanks for your great videos! looking forward to future videos

James Pappas: what a wealth of information! what method do you use to remove wood from the blank where the barrel, receiver, and trigger fit?

Chris Knerr: yup, website is dead for the moment. Server company went belly-up and nerver said a thing to anyone. Moved to a new place when the subscription ran out. Now have to rebuild the site....oh boy, oh joy :( Thanks for the nice comments! Chris

tehfeckerer: Wanted to say thank you for taking the time to make this series, you're an excellent teacher and a great inspiration. I'm going to attempt to make a stock in the near future for a friend and this was an invaluable introduction and its always nice to learn little tricks, particularly liked the one of working out equal distances! Thanks again and I'll certainly have an ear to the ground for future developments from you. Take care.

Chris Knerr: we will work around the language problems..... makes things interesting! Using a Mauser 98 action, or a modern version with all the metal work and carving a gunstock from walnut or maple takes 6 months minimum, usually more. It is not starting one day and keep working until it is done. The finish I put on the gunstock takes 6 weeks. After the finish is checkering, that can take another 1 or 2 weeks. It is not a fast process, but hopefully worth the time when a client gets it. Hope this helps?

Caleb Early: Thanks for all the info im hoping to make a stock for my 17 hmr. I am planing on making a test fit stock out of a couple 2X6 till Im satisified.

supermotardmario: @supermotardmario img864.imageshack.us/img864/1285/img028i.jpg this is it , other link doesnt work aperentrly

supermotardmario: @cknerr no problem !its american wallnut , i like it allot, i like all kinds of guns , my hunting gun is a normal stock, but i can apreciate a nice thumbhole stock to. if i make another one , it will be a conventional one. so its american walnut, after the final sanding, i used birchwood casey sealer & filler, and after that a few layers of tru-oil , i dont know if this is the right way, but it really looks good i have birchwood casey wallnut stain to now, but it doesnt really need it

Chris Knerr: Thanks guys! There are many more coming.....however slow.

supermotardmario: @supermotardmario i ment chisel lol

Chris Knerr: Then using a pair of calipers and compass (yup, the circle thingy) measure one inch incriments down the receiver and barrel. Each inch measure across. Use the compass points to measure the width off the calipers and transfer to the wood. I usually have to stick a sharp pencil point into the tiny dent so I can see it better. When all is done, you should be able to lay a metal yard/meter stick along most of the marks. I show that in one of the tool videos. Make sure the straight edge is on the

Chris Knerr: now that is not an easy thing to get correct. Hopefully you have not shaped the outside? To get some cast off - lowers felt recoil a lot and shoves the sights under your face to line things up a whole easier. If barrel probably has a taper. Ignore that for the moment. (important later) Find the widest part of the metal (barrel or receiver). Measure 3/16 or so from the side and make light line. If you are right handed, make it from the left side, if left handed - mark from the right side.

supermotardmario: hey , im building my own gunstock as wel , ive got myself , an (overpriced) piece of american walnut, the crafting itself turns out verry nice , but how do you make the round groove where the barrel fits in ? do you form it in with a shizzle ? or do you need to machine it in ? i hope you read this fast very nice video`s u got ! learned allot

flamesfromblazer: Great videos. . just a small piece of advice ( and definitely not trolling you , bro ! ) - maybe use a remote microphone rather than the camera one , so as we dont hear all the creaking ,tapping and clicking. Time's not going slow whilst we are all waiting for the next video to be posted . . .haha !

Simon Grundström: great vid´s. your website is down if you didnt know

Chris Knerr: now I see the image - thanks for emailing it to me. You like the unorthodox style. With the type of maple you used, that really works! use any stains to enhance the grain?

Antony George: hello , this is a great video . thanks for posting this and educating us . god bless you

Carlos Marcello: How much time can you make a Mouser 1891 bolt action rifle ????

killthebetrayer: Very instructive video!

Chris Knerr: darn - typing this before I finished my first cup of coffee. Didn;'t finish - the straightedge should be on the outside of your lines. You will have to move it around. Now to continue - The tricky part will be getting the receiver in vertically and not have a huge gap in the wood around it. The trigger when inletted from the bottom has to line up - so be careful. Really hope I can get a video made soon on this. Best of luck! Chris

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