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Foam and Fiber glass stock

Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:30 am

Well I have been talking and thinking a lot abut stocks. Mainly simple ways to make them, without investing losts of time and money. In my opinion the nicest stocks are still the old fashion, walnut ones. But making these is expensive and requires lots of time and patience or lots of tools both which i don't have. And so, on my search for an easy way to make stocks, i was often advised to make a foam core(closed cell foam) and to wrap this in fiber glass. I finally decided to make this and first attempted with fiber glass sheeting and resin, and tried to mix in some cut up fibers, overall a diaster that i broke in half and threw out. Then i tried again, making a stock from foam, using a rasp, a dremel, and a saw and then coating it with a mixture of resin and cut up fibers. And it worked. Though i ran out half way, you get the idea of what i am doing. The stock will need to be sanded and painted or i could try and use wood veneer, though i have no experience, it may give a very nice looking stock. Either way i thought i would post this here for people to be inspired. I know the idea is very crude and there are ways to improve on it, but i thought it would be a nice way to quickly make a stock and wanted to share this with all of you.

I also ask for suggestions, comments and advice if you have any, on any aspect of making this.

Now the obligatory pictures:

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The first step, drawing, or tracing, the shape onto a piece of foam.

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After cutting it out and rasping it into a rough shape cover in fiberglass and resin premix, and let cure
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Put on several layers, this is what it looks like close up

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All the tools needed to make this, besides the resin and fiberglass premix.

Hope this was interesting, happy spudding and thanks for any suggestions!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:49 am

Looking good, it would be nice to see the finished product
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:33 pm

I will be sure to post the finished product, i forgot to mention that the stock is for an Thompson and so the front part of the stock isn't beign made, instead the hole wil but used to secure the stock to the gun using a bolt.
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Walnut veneer

Unread postAuthor: Procyon » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:59 pm

Below is a pic of a walnut veneer with oil finish pvc cannon stock I made yesterday. As fancy as your stock is I don't know if you can get the detail your looking for wit pvc, but the below link is to a supply house that you can buy self adhesive veneer that works very well and is easy to apply.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2213
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:11 am

Thanks mate, I've seen your stock, and though i may or may not have left a comment, i found it VERY well made. thanks for your post.

I am unexperienced with veneer and the simpler the better, your solution looks good, though I need to find a supplier on this side of the big pond....

And preferably in my country.

I still didn't work an more on my stock, but will resume sonly, at least I hope so. I've been working on other things too, but slowly I am starting to need it...

Anyway thanks for your post, see you round here, and good job on your stock.

Happy spudding to all and I'll keep you posted on how things go.
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