Up until now i have only refurbished stocks or done final shaping and finishing on some of Piets stocks. For my 60th birthday present my wife was, to say the least shocked and stunned, when i requested a R2000 block of laminated wood. I got the wood but with a lot of comments like don't mess it up, etc. The project i have set for myself is to make up a new stock for my Pro Target ( picture below) which was the original stock but in its 14 years of life has been broken and repaired, painted and stripped a few times. The last person who stripped it back to its original state and finished it off to how it is now was COR and he did quite a nice job of it.
This little rifle is a keeper it is bloody accurate and light to lug around.
The laminate i purchased from S&O is a Boyd stock block called Forest Camo which is made up of Grey, Green and Brown laminates.
After studying it for two months i took it to Oom Piet and discussed what i wanted to do and Piet asked his able assistant,Henko, to help me as he had a bit of spare time available on his machine. I had marked the block on the top as it needed to be cut prior to inletting, so Henko proeeded to glue the block down nice and square an programmed the machine to do what i wanted.
First stage complete, Second stage a bit more involved as the rifle mechanism has to be measured and drawn on the cad system, this is very much a check 6 times cut once operation and as it was the first stock inletting, that Henko was doing as well, we double and triple checked everything. Stock was lifted and turned around and glued back to the table all leveled etc. Then with both of us holding our breathe we started the cutting process......
Well all the Double and Triple checking paid off as it need very little tweaking before it fit that mechanism like a glove .... all can say is thanks to Henko for a job done very well first time.... wow ....and a big thank you to Piet and Bets, for letting Henko do it for me, i really appreciate it.
Will post more pictures as it progresses ......