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Cool, thanks! So, something like this?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Glos...l-oz/999913803
Yupp... that one is great... - 3 mist/light coats and 1 wet coat.
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Quick update.

Sprung for the cheapo Ryobi sander to make a poorman's grinder.

Some careful scribing and 5 minutes with some 120 grit on the sander and buttplate reshape is pretty much done. Will see if I can get rid of the roughness where it was on the sander with some finer sand paper hand sanding.

Time to decide on stain color. Actually really like the look of the lighter wood when it's assembled but I'll need to go with darker stain to try and hide some crimes.

Will fill in those little chipouts with some minwax filler, nobody will notice.
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Looks good to me. Doing that sort of thing gives one a better perspective on the required precision of working the wood for inletting. Most of us can't even come close, but did well.

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Old 04-05-2021, 09:40 PM
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Looks good to me. Doing that sort of thing gives one a better perspective on the required precision of working the wood for inletting. Most of us can't even come close, but did well.

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Thanks!

Yeah I think I've discovered that if were ever to make a stock from scratch, I'd just make the inlet way oversize and basic, fill it with JB Weld and just squish the receiver into it. No way I could hand inlet anything super detailed.
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how bad is your OCD?
After seeing this pic it just pegged and then broke the meter.
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By the way, based on the pictures, can anyone tell me what wood my stock is made out of?

I assume is Beech or Birch, but have no idea. If it's Birch and I need to do some sort of pre-stain step, would be good to know.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:32 PM
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Probably Birch.
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:56 PM
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I agree with Birch

hard to stain...except for the end grain, which sucks it up

here's a pic of one I did years ago and you can see where the grain is darker around the wrist where it took more stain

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Old 04-23-2021, 11:22 AM
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Done

OK, all done.

Looks good enough from a distance.

Shortened stock 1" and reprofiled buttplate. Inletting could have been a bit more accurate but again, from a distance it's fine.

"Raked" the forearm tip inward a little bit, probably should have gone a bit more of an acute angle but oh well.

Bedded the trigger area.
Bedded the end of the forearm. Idea here is that everything rests level and unstressed when the barrel clamp is added and tightened; nothing is getting bent into a "U" shape.

Yes, the wood soaked up the stain like crazy on the end grain. So it definitely looks splotchy in some areas, especially the grip area, since that is all end grain. But, good enough for government work.

Still a little heavy-ish for my kid but he'll grow into it assuming he wants to keep shooting.
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Nicely done sir! Iím sure you boy will love and cherish it forever. Great work on the butt.
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:17 AM
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It definitely turned out really well. You should be proud of that!

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