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Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-30-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By ek-marlin-424
I appreciate the tip- definitely willing to give...

I appreciate the tip- definitely willing to give it a shot and I've got pieces of old belt leather on hand. Anything to help make the pore filling process more efficient is good.
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks, you're welcome! Yup, a brook...

Thanks, you're welcome!



Yup, a brook trout and a couple of browns. Might be a long time 'til I see another muskie too, even if I'm chasing them. Ya know landing big fish in the canoe is half...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Now last but not least from me are some videos of...

Now last but not least from me are some videos of the tool running. To be honest I don't really like having the camera running while I'm checkering because it is distracting and that's why there...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Now for the grip patterns. I left a 1/2" wide...

Now for the grip patterns. I left a 1/2" wide strip down the middle of the grip and the patterns "kiss" over the top of the grip, so they almost wrap around the entire grip. Here's how they looked...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
It was about this time that Doug's Brno Model 1...

It was about this time that Doug's Brno Model 1 stock that I'd been working on (completed rifle (https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1165997) here, progress pics...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Okay now back to a real stock. ...

Okay now back to a real stock.

https://i.imgur.com/FowcFzl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YYfMc4C.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gfn0OSs.jpg

Mucho better. Big improvement from the first go. Easy does...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
What's really different about the Titan compared...

What's really different about the Titan compared to hand tools is simply how easily it cuts. Again I was used to having to press in hard with hand cutters and that isn't the case here. The other...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-23-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Power checkering with a Titan

A few years ago I picked up checkering tools and started down the long road of learning how to use them. You can see the process here (https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=427681). ...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 13,222
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Agreed. Here's some .22 shorts. The two on...

Agreed.

Here's some .22 shorts. The two on the right have to be Rem-UMC, but I have no idea what the two on the left are.

https://i.imgur.com/nDm0nq2.jpg

*Maybe the A is American Cartridge...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks fellas! Alum572 I've managed to sneak out...

Thanks fellas! Alum572 I've managed to sneak out and catch a few. Took a weekend trip to the Driftless region of Wisconsin (Viroqua area) with my brother and cousin and got on some stream trout. Lots...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-22-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 604,264
Posted By ek-marlin-424
https://i.imgur.com/6C8c4dU.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/6C8c4dU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4L7PrNR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0OTfl6K.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lNUlyoh.jpg
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,176
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Okay besides those bag riders being slicker than...

Okay besides those bag riders being slicker than snot, you're a pretty good guy. :bthumb:
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks! Believe me cutting in the initial "master...

Thanks! Believe me cutting in the initial "master lines" still gets my pulse up. It doesn't get any easier but it keeps getting better.



Thanks Doug, and again I appreciate you letting me try...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-17-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
On with the grip checkering pics. Last view...

On with the grip checkering pics.

Last view before it gets marked up. Wild stuff.

https://i.imgur.com/FDeKpb9.jpg

Pattern drawn on.

https://i.imgur.com/2WLeUB1.jpg
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Tru oil would work, but I would tape over the...

Tru oil would work, but I would tape over the Devcon before sealing up the bare wood. You don't want to get finish on the epoxy.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-16-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 604,264
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Its face made me think "if Sweetums the Muppet...

Its face made me think "if Sweetums the Muppet were a moth..."

https://i.imgur.com/rBeJ4vL.jpg
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-15-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By ek-marlin-424
I'd probably go with a semi gloss lacquer finish...

I'd probably go with a semi gloss lacquer finish then. Makes for a very hard finish that can still be repaired relatively easily. I prefer varnish/urethane if the stock is going to see field use but...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-15-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By ek-marlin-424
You have options- in general the big three are a...

You have options- in general the big three are a brushed on varnish (urethane) type, brushed on oil finish, and sprayed on lacquer. All three can work.

What are you going to be doing with the...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-15-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks JEE! The Titan does have an...

Thanks JEE!

The Titan does have an adjustable tracking guide, but as usual it can still wander if you aren't careful. Took me about six months of practice before I was ready to take the training...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 13,222
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Not quite sure why, but this is my favorite now. ...

Not quite sure why, but this is my favorite now.

I recently helped the gun shop I work at clean out the range, including some old ammo that nobody else was interested in. Fine, I'll have the full...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-14-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks! There's always a moment a few minutes...

Thanks! There's always a moment a few minutes into starting a checkering job where I realize "yeahhh I'm in this thing for good now." Once you start you can't stop.

Glad I remembered I have video...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Helps to only use matte finish in the checkering,...

Helps to only use matte finish in the checkering, or if you only have gloss finish on hand thin it down and brush on just enough to cover it- keep it thin.

If you got a lot of finish in the...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-14-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Good stuff. YcHL0kUFPhw

Good stuff.

YcHL0kUFPhw
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-14-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
I can't imagine its very different. I use...

I can't imagine its very different. I use micro-mesh sanding pads (with plenty of water) between every other coat of finish to help knock down the high spots, starting with 1800 and 2400 grit...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-14-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,617
Posted By ek-marlin-424
Thanks, glad you approve! Checkering this...

Thanks, glad you approve!

Checkering this stock was a bit of adventure because it was my first time using a power checkering tool. Doug recognized my need to make the checkering process more...
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