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Custom Wood Stock Making For Airforce Condor

Forums General Discussion Custom Wood Stock Making For Airforce Condor

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    Loren
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    I decided I wanted to make a custom stock for another one of my air rifles.

    Here is my blank made up and ready for cutting and my template made out of poster board for layout on the wood and transfering features from the rifle to the wood. 

    Here is the stock blank rough sawn out on the bandsaw. 

    The end of the blank with the barrel channel cut down the length.  Done on a router table with straight bit and a round nose bit.

    Forearm end

    From the butt end.

    Inlet for the trigger group.

    From the underside, looking at the inlet for the trigger.

     I will post more photos as I progress through the fab process.

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    X27
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    Very nice

     

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    BoostCreep0908
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    nice work.

    damn I need a router table…

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    Mattblum
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    Looking good so far. I'll be quite interested to see how it looks as you progress. The shots during creation are quite useful!

    Thanks!

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    Loren
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    Inlet for the tank to sit down in the stock just a little.  It is rough at this point and needs sanded and the front carved for the neck of the tank.

    The front end of the forearm after routing the top of the profile.

    The front ot the forearm after routing the lower profile.

    The thumbhole rough bored and some layout lines for the pistol grip.

    The pistol grip routed to thin up the cross section.

    Layout lines to start shaping the butt.

    The butt and pistol grip starting to take shape, at least on the right side.

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    Loren
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    I got some more shaping done on the butt and pistol grip.  Amazing what you can do with a quality 12 axis optically aligned, high speed wood carver.

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    Brazos
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    Keep this going.  I am curious to see how it turns out.  I have always wondered what an Airforce rifle will look like in a wood stock.  

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    Glem.Chally
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    Great work so far Loren,  love watching these come together!

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    Loren
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    Thanks guys! 

    Finished up the inletting for the bottle this evening and then glass bed the receiver section of the chassis into the stock.

    Brazos

    Keep this going.  I am curious to see how it turns out.  I have always wondered what an Airforce rifle will look like in a wood stock.  

    This what they can look like.

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/airforce-texan-the-making-of-a-custom-wood-stock/page/4/

    This one for the Condor is following some of the same line.

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    Loren
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    Started staining today using an alcohol wood dye.

    I wanted something different than what I did on the Texan stock.

    This is still without any sealer / top coat on it so it is pretty flat looking.

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    Imold
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    As always looking good Loren, I still need to make a template for mine, got side tracked with learning about 3D Printing, I’m learning how to do my own designs on computer now, for me it’s a lot of reading and videos hahaha.

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    salvor6
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    What kind of wood is that?

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    Loren
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    Thanks Jim!  The 3D printing tech/hardware is getting very affordable.  Do you have any parts already planned to fabricate?

     

    Salvor…it is yellow birch.

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    Willie14228
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    Loren did you freehand the inlet or did you build bed jig to get your inlet so straight

     

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    Joekrooz
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    Looking real good!

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    Loren
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    Willie14228

    Loren did you freehand the inlet or did you build bed jig to get your inlet so straight

     

    I used a router table for 95% of the inletting and then hand chisel for some corner clean up and fine fitting.  

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    Imold
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    Loren

    Thanks Jim!  The 3D printing tech/hardware is getting very affordable.  Do you have any parts already planned to fabricate?

     

    Salvor…it is yellow birch.

    Yes I do Loren that’s why I’m reading and watching videos on designing from scratch. This is totally new to me and I’m not very computer savvy so it’s taking me a bit longer hahaha.

    I did get my router placed into my table last week and found my hand planer to square off the blank before I cut the ruff stock out so I’m slowly getting something done, if I go right to it I’ll run out of things to do or I’ll get so many I’ll forget what I have going on.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Very nice job with that wood stock Loren!!

    It would be nice if you could post a picture showing the complete rifle. 

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    Loren
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    Thanks!

    Okay, here is a sneek peek with the action in the stock.  Still lots of coats of oil to go, get the recoil pad made, wrap the tank, and get a scope mounted.

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    Loren
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    The scope came in today and I got it mounted and shot the rifle for the first time.  It is a sweet shooter, with LOTS of power and accuracte with my .25cal 35gr cast pellets and 41gr bullets.  Both from NOE molds.  Generating 97+ft-lb and not even maxed out on hammer spring preload.  This is going to be fun!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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