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Old 05-23-2019, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Making a new KP Stock - any good how-to's?

So I have some gun stock - wood stock for making my own KP stock out of custom wood.

Basically this is for my lever action rifle that I haven't used in years because the co2 tank was in the stock and that busted. I need to make a new one. It's finally time I do that.

But I don't know how, except to trace it out and whittle / sand away.

Any suggestions/tips I should know about before I do this?
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I don't think I ever went back to that thread in the mod-section where I offered to do one for you... but I will post here, pm me if you want me to do one!

I trace the general shape onto a piece of wood, generally I use pretty wide stock, whereas the widest part on a standard KP stock would be probably 1.5 inches or so. I usually start with 2 inches.

BEFORE I cut out the shape I want to cut the channel for the body and most of the trigger group. I have made a 90 degree jig/plate that I do a lot of the work from. I use this to mount the blank, and run a router with a .75 ball end (or whatevs) to cut the channel. The fence sits the distance from the centre of the piece of the wood = the distance between bit centre and edge of router base plate. I use the same set up with a plunge bit to cut the deeper pocket for the trigger elements. I only cut the shape out of the block AFTER I have routed these parts. I end up finishing the trigger hole with a drill bit due to the depth usually exceeding the length available in plunge bits.



This done I have a square looking block of ****, that needs shaping. I use a router with a 3/4 bullnose or so, to save me some rasp work. I then switch to the rasp and belt sander to begin the real shaping. I have a vice on the end of my bench that holds the piece as I work it. I don't have a standard handle shape, I just keep rasping it until it feels comfy, or sometimes I end up producing a pile of **** like one of the early stocks I made for Stil Gar...

EDIT: for the lever action plate - I would drill trough for the trigger. I would then take the blade out of my coping saw, and put it back together with the blade through the hole, and carefully saw the patter of the lever plate out. I have done this for the lever actions, and the difficult new style Sheridan trigger groups.

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Good info. Will chat with you about paying you to do it.
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whittle / sand away.

Any suggestions/tips I should know about before I do this?
Spokeshave and/or draw knife works best for this.

I also like a rasp for removing large amounts of wood at once.
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But I don't know how, except to trace it out and whittle / sand away.
I thought about this thread last weekend. We have a museum exhibit at the science museum, "The Art of the Gunsmith", covering 15th to 18th century gunsmithing. Below is a sample of the stuff they have.

And yes, whittle away.









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