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    After seeing all the amazing stocks n the form , I decided to start with a wooded stock for my LGV Challenger.

    The CAD file of Piet helped a lot.

    Thus far all has been done by hand and a few basis tools - drill, jigsaw, chainsaw, but most work was done by chisel.

    Any advice on the inlet?

    I see there are 2 plastic discs located in the bed of the plastic lgv stock where the cocking action slides on.

    Will this need to be fitted in the wooded stock?

    I still need to get a groove cut on both sides for the action to sit deeper.
    I am waiting for my next trip to CPT to get help from someone with a router.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Critique as well.


    Hendrik Botha
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    In my limited experience with the devils spawn, the two plastic discs are very important.
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    Critical to smooth loading action and protecting the stock
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    The stock project thus far:

    Took a while but the groove made with a router






    The plastic inlet was cut and if needed to increase height and get better fit of cocking action sliding a second piece can be added.






    The next important part to me was to ensure that the stock screws would fit.
    I got M5 screws that are the same as the original (longer and not black)

    To find the correct spot to drill ( drill done without drill-press) I used a short piece of the screw and had it stand out of the rifle by 3mm.
    Black marker was put on the tip of the screw and when the action is placed into the stock a small spot is left. This is where I drilled.



    Dit this for all 4 screws slots. The two front screws are angled about 30degrees and by using this method I found the correct spot to drill.

    This was a long process but

    All fits well and the shaping will now start.







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    Congratulations, looking good. I don't think people realize how much work this is. Unless they do it themselves. But in the end you'll have a great talking piece to be proud of.
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    A lot of hours later but things are taking shape.

    Completed the inlet and insert for the action to move on.
    Vinyl flooring works great. easy to cut and long lasting ( the type I had was fitted in my office - 25yr guarantee - but not in a air rifle)






    I added olienhout (wild olive ) to the butt and grip.
    Very hard and difficult to work with but has a nice grain.

    I filled in defects with sawdust and wood glue mix.

    Most shaping of the cheek piece ect. was done with 80grib flap disc fitted to a grinder.







    Next was the grip and due to the design ( influenced by the wood grain and knots in the wood) did not leave an area for a thumb hole. It would have weakened the stock.
    I made a groove which is comfortable and fits the thumb and part of the palm nicely.



    Now there is plenty of sanding left.

    I try oil and sanding and see if I can fill the grains.
    Then oil further.
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    Lyk smart, take your time with sanding before applying oil. If you dont sand properly your stock is going to have dark spots. Enjoy.
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    Looks really very good, keep us updated.
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    Sanding steps I used:

    80grid for rough finish.
    Then 100 grid 3 times.
    Then 180 grid once.
    The 220 grid x 12 times.
    Wipe stock with 1:2 water to turpentine.
    Then 400grid once.
    Then left fine sawdust on the stock and rubbed 1:1 turps and oil on stock and worked oil and fine sawdust in with my fingers.

    Now left to dry 24hr then will start with 400grid and oil the 1000grid and oil and continue.

    With the oregon pine I not expecting a finish like with the harder woods, but I happy with the outcome.

    Here is the before and after:










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    Looking Good man! Almost giving me an itch to replace my plastic challenger stock
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