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Old 12-18-2014, 05:37 PM
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Question 552 Stamped Checkering Redo



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Has anyone ever attempted to correct or enhance the factory stamped imitation checkering on a stock?

What I'm considering is to follow the pattern and create actual checkering mirroring the original pattern.

Here are pics. Mind this was minimal sanding. Finish was removed with heat gun and pine scraper. Thanks.




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Old 12-18-2014, 07:31 PM
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Boy, that looks like tough duty even for someone with experience.
Running a cutter across those ridges would probably be akin to driving across a freshly plowed field.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:17 PM
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...thats quite an undertaking...amazing

Looks like a good platform for a stippling job though


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Faux Stippling

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...thats quite an undertaking...amazing

Looks like a good platform for a stippling job though


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Off the thread somewhat but you can do that area in a Faux stippling which can be removed if you don't like it.

I did this CZ452 trainer stock for my then 6 year old granddaughter and she demanded that the pistol grip be like my "really heavy target rifle" which would either be my 1903 or 1907 Anschutz.

I practiced stippling and found out it was a skill I was never going to master even with a ton of support from RFC members. And I tried checkering and it was a disaster so I don't do either.

I then pondered Faux Stippling and after messing around with a variety of ways to do that I settled on one.

The results look like so:



The lacquer finish was removed and she insisted that the wood be like "that Beech" stuff you have on one of "Grannies" end tables which is aged Beech.

100 year old Beech has a distinct cinnamon color and the color in the pic is pretty close to the actual up close and personal color, at least on my monitor.

Took me longer to get the color then it did to do the Faux Stippling. Even at 6years old girls are already women and I spent almost a month off and on adding a little of this and a little of that and a tad of this and a tad of that until she was satisfied.

I "shot" the finish immediately after she said it was OK.

You can see the Faux Stippling on the handgrip and a close up which is almost an exact match to the stippling on my Annies.

Difference is I can remove that if I want to.

I don't know if this would be applicable to this thread but one can screw with the process etc. for around $10 and decide.

If anybody is interest in "how" let me know via PM and I can send you a PDF file.

If somebody here is just interested in an overview, the process involves black Plasti Dip and one of two Sherwin Williams abrasive additives called Sand Finish Additive or Shark Grip. Difference is abrasive particle size.

Gotta practice some first on scrap wood.

Been on coming on 3 years now and shows no wear and even if it did I can patch easily.

Just thought I would throw this out since pipestone (Stippling) did.

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Old 12-20-2014, 10:55 AM
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Impressed checkering, as done on the Remington 700, and their other stocks can be reversed, and positive diamonds created. I have done quite a few walnut Remington stocks because that impressed checkering offers nothing for function and cosmetic appearance is dubious. The way I did it was to use a 90-degree single line cutter, and cut into the "impressed" diamonds, which then created new checkering from the wood surrounding the impressed diamonds. American Walnut, at least the wood used on the Remington guns, is most often, a course grained stock wood. What that means is the tops of the diamonds can easily pop off if you try to "point-up" that raw stock wood. If you plan on trying to cut new checkering into that stock, I would suggest that you first apply finish into the wood you plan to checker. Once the finish has cured and hardened, the wood will be harder and less likely to allow the crests of the new diamonds you will be creating, to pop off, or the softer areas in the wood to "fuzz-up". Don't try to cut to full depth on the first pass with the 90-degree tool, but cut to about 1/3 depth in each direction. If you see that the finish has been cut away, then reapply more finish and let that finish harden up the stockwood once again. It's going to depend on how well the stockwood takes to the cutter.

So, yes it can be done.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:30 PM
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... yes it can be done

Thank you all for your replies. Interesting idea there noremf. Something I'll keep in mind for another project.

SGW, last Wednesday I ordered a Den-Bart checkering cutter, product # 610372 and a handle with the belief that I could slowly cut into the stamped pattern and reveal some nice checkering in its place. You've confirmed my belief and saved me a ton of frustration with recommending I finish the wood first. I was headed down the wrong path and would have attempted without refinishing. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

I'll post pics of my attempt. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
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