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RET 03-20-2009 04:45 PM

Ural Overhaul VI
 
I'll since this is different free image hosting service, I cannot check what I said last. Photos do not overlap. The older posts will not have images until 3-29-09.

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I want an angular cheek piece. Trying this out and sleeping on it so to speak. Draw liberally on all stock layouts.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530329

Scrapers handy, but not crucial. Files can be used 100% of the time. These two are all most people will ever need.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530320

When cutting a cheek piece, watch to maintain the dimensions on the side of the stock below the cheek piece. Significant dimension change here from image #1 on this post.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530210

Mark borders with files that maintain width to the tip. Most taper some. And most employ two cutting edges. Decide if you need to grind one edge so you will not end up with an unwanted dimension loss. Perform ONE task at a time. No multitasking here.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530299

Pay careful attention to the fragile cheek piece nose. It has thin areas. Do not use coarse files or sandpaper here. Not enough material to recover from a mistake.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530272

Check in natural light.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530265

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530260

Maintain layout lines and stop short until everything is 85% and you have concluded all changes.

This is a trial cheek piece front edge.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530226

Did not like it, so back to original line. Amateur work will show at cheek piece every time. People do not know what to do when rounded surfaces meet angular surfaces. Think about a regular rounded stock surface with your work being a liquid adhering to it. The cheek piece must conform to the side of the existing surface. .

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530204

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530202

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530196

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530193

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530183

Time to layout final portion of stock.

http://www.badongo.com/t/800/5530176

More to come

ret

aom22 03-20-2009 06:27 PM

More Photos
 
Glad to see you photos coming - aom22.

RET 03-26-2009 09:41 AM

Lots of new photos. I will post in a few days.

More to come.

ret

RET 03-30-2009 02:29 PM

Look for dings to steam out or fill w/epoxy. Better to raise wood than lower surface.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3232.jpg

Use areas already set up for lightening weight. B e careful of the finished surfaces.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3228.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3230.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3245.jpg

Blend radius. http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3244.jpg

Align extension w/ top and bottom center lines.http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3248.jpg

SCREW not GLUE in place. This allows one to check for problems prior to a more permanent situation. REMEMBER: This is offset. If you put the screws in the center of the extension, it will pierce the SIDE of the stock. Three screws are always best if possible.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3251.jpg

Work to about 85% of the finished product.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3260.jpg

Cut the fore end tip to 35 degrees.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3263.jpg

Check both sides for overall fit.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3267.jpg

Apply epoxy to butt stock, but allow NONE into the screw holes. Scrape the wood screws across wax or soap to fill the threads, This will displace any epoxy and allow easy removal. Notice the screws sitting on the extension with white wax in the threads. A dry lubricant is needed.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...100_3270-1.jpg

Screw on the extension, and clamp any supporting pieces. This small block is to fill the area of the stock belly. http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...100_3272-1.jpg

Mark any areas that need work. The area in front of the cheek piece is where amateur work shows up. I need to reduce the zig zag area and avoid the area in the circle, which is a little low already.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...100_3274-1.jpg

More to come,

ret

RET 03-30-2009 07:56 PM

Extension shaping
 
Finish rasping the extension, paying attention to corners. Use rasping files and scrapers and take to the rough sand phase. Blending the stock lines with cant is the toughest aspect. Sketch several ideas on, erase and try again. After several, a favorite will emerge.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3277.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3278.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...h_100_3279.jpg

Sunlight is always best to use for examinations.

More to come,

ret

RET 03-30-2009 08:13 PM

Links to other work
 
Mark border of cheek piece and rasp.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3287.jpg

In tight areas, slow down and check borders often. Sometimes lines are not exact, and removing extra wood is not an option.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3290.jpg

Final shape appears for the first time.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3292.jpg

When blending a rough surface with one which is semi finished, use this trick. Place a matchbook cover, or similar material under the end of the rasp which rides on the finished surface. Hold the material under the rasp as it is drawn over the work area. This protects the finished surface, while allowing the rear of the rasp to be lowered during rasping. It is easy to feel when to stop..just be alert. I am using a cardboard backed tape in the photo......somewhat difficult to see here.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3293.jpg
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3294.jpg


This is the final shape, with basic outline here.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3295.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3296.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3297.jpg

More to come, but not much more.

ret

RET 04-01-2009 10:17 PM

Always more to do...
 
Use the rasp and chisel for these final trim areas. Pay attention to the borders and be careful to not remove to much wood. Chisel out the corners and finish with sand paper on a block of wood or hard rubber.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3303.jpg

RH side top.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3304.jpg

LH side top.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3305.jpg

RH side.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3298.jpg

LH side.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3299.jpg

LH bottom.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3301.jpg

RH bottom.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3302.jpg

I have had requests for dimensions, but I do not have them. I am changing as I go, depending on the needs as they emerge. The general goal is reduced weight, and raising the rifle to look through the scope without lowering my head to the stock. Silhouette rifles generally have these goals. In the end I will achieve, one goal, and MAY achieve the other. Sometimes the weight remains the same, but that is a secondary goal.

More to come.

ret

RET 04-08-2009 06:08 PM

A few more details...
 
True the top/bottom of the stock, along the action and barrel channel. Use a straight edge every time. Use a sanding block the extends several inches past the work on both ends. If one does not use a large sanding block, dips in the center of the work WILL result. The sandpaper passes the center of the work area often, but the edges less often, resulting in a dip.

Also, a sanding block keeps from rounding edges.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3313.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3312.jpg


Shape grip area with a small flat metal, not wood, file about .5 inch wide, with a medium cut.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3316.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3315.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3310.jpg

Shape the action sides.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3311.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3314.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3317.jpg



More to come,

ret

RET 04-10-2009 11:23 AM

Shaping new bolt handle, port in stock
 
New bolt handle extension. Buy at Grainger for a few $. Buy one that is entirely resin. Thread the tap into knob until it bottoms out. Chuck in drill press. Shape with a file and sand paper while it spins in drill press. This is to be epoxied onto the factory handle, which is to short for my liking.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3322.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3323.jpg

Mark port area. Also, tape the edges of the aluminum butt plate. Shape until the the rasp teeth skim the tape. This is close enough for final sanding.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3324.jpg

Remove wood as needed.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3327.jpg

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_3326.jpg

More to come.

ret

RET 04-15-2009 10:08 AM

A couple of shots of the port in the buttstock
 
I am trying to do as much work as possible with tools an average DIYS person may have. In this shot, the stock is screwed to a board, for holding purposes, to allow cartridge holes to be drilled in the stock port.
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Prior posts

Ural Overhaul I
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=261580

Ural Overhaul II
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=267755

Ural Overhaul III
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=268572

Ural Overhaul IV
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=269262

Ural Overhaul V
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=270753

Ural Overhaul VI
https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=269262

Ural Overhaul VII
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=277423

Ural Overhaul VIII
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=309937

Ural Overhaul IX
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=334933

Ural Overhaul X
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=349679




More to come,

ret


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