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    Hiya

    Been reading up some more on finishing rifle stocks, however I can't find out more about checkering / chequering?

    Most of the specialists custom stock site I read, finish the stock completely, then only cut the checkering.

    Now do they leave the checkering unsealed / un protected? Or do they apply some kind of laquering / sealer on afterwards and forget to mention this in their steps?
    Maybe checkering should be left unsealed and thus rough to act better as a gripping aid?

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    I've compiled a refinishing instruction sheet/amarture manual for myself, based on reading up on many internet stock re-finishing sites. It does say something about how to handle the checkering during stock refinishing. I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for but I could send you a copy by PM if you want.
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Sun Feb 27 2005, 06:43AM ]</span>

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    Please may I have a copy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewis
    Please may I have a copy as well.
    No problem, you'll get it in a few days' time though.

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    Hey Zulu

    Yeah please ta - if you could send to the usual email I'd be grateful.

    I have actually finished my stock though - got rid of the ding and added a few self thought improvements.
    I'll post a picture if any wants a look-see.

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    Chequering is done after sanding is finished, or you will sand all the diamonds off again. Then the whole stock is "oiled".

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