New Project GNU
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  Re: New Project GNU by Scoony (Getting ready to sta...)
Made a little more progress. I am doing this little by little and doing other small projects to use up scraps and to slow me down with this.  The butt stock is fitted, now I am trimming it down and getting the shape I want. Small apron plan and block plane really come in handy for removing material while keeping straight lines. The changing grain can be a bit tricky though. That 5/8" inchannel gouge was instrumental in removing material along the sweeping lines coming back from the receiver to the grip. 

   

I was faced with an issue of a poorly cut hole on the forearm. There is a sort of bushing that is threaded to guide and retain the screw that holds on the forearm. It goes in at an angle. I started off using a 1/4" inchannel gouge to clean it up but the grain direction was making it difficult. Racking my brain, I realized that I had a brad point drill bit the proper size, but I only needed to remove a very little material and going too far would be disaster. Chucked that bit in a handcrank and cleaned up perfect.  

   

Not shown is the forearm is also fitted now. A 5/8" inchannel gouge was a perfect fit for the radius at the bottom rear. I squared up and tapered the forearm down and drew center lines and quarter lines to help guide further shaping. A #5 dii all the work getting it down.
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#28
  Re: RE: New Project GNU by Scoony (Made a little more p...)
(02-17-2019, 07:37 PM)Scoony Wrote: Made a little more progress.

Nice work.  Iff’n you get good at this, there is some money to be made.  A guy I know customizes stocks and gnus and has gotten as much as $80K for a complete restoration on a rare piece, mostly side-by-side English rifles.
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#29
  Re: New Project GNU by Scoony (Getting ready to sta...)
Making a little more progress on the stock. I am finished with inletting and shaping and now sanding it. Got to watch sanding techniques with this to keep surfaces flat. I started with 80 grit, and worked through 120, and currently at the 150 grit stage. The area right behind the grip cap is really tricky to get to. I am keeping the metal grip cap on to prevent rounding over the edge there. I should be able to polish it up and reblue it once I am finished with sanding. I also started on shaping the forearm, and still have a ways to go on that. I had to turn down a large dowel to fit the barrel channel and screw it in place as a means to hold the forearm in a vice as I work on it. I am using a spoke shave and rasps to do most of the stock removal.


   
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#30
  Re: New Project GNU by Scoony (Getting ready to sta...)
Looking good!
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  Re: RE: New Project GNU by Lucky Irish (Looking good! .......)
(03-07-2019, 09:06 AM)Lucky Irish Wrote: Looking good!
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Looking great!
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#32
  Re: New Project GNU by Scoony (Getting ready to sta...)
I have been thinking about this since I made the my first post here.

To keep all the lines right and going straight I was thinking of a French curve and straight edge with a sharp knife to make the lines would help??

My wife brought over a piece of black walnut and the above tools I talked about with a V tool (I know the tools are not the same but concept is) did the above and it was easy for me to follow the lines with the V tool and no drifting.

Just something you can try on scrap buddy.
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