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    Gunnertrones
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    Last update (finally):

    And there was room for a couple of knife handles from the walnut also. 

     

     

     

    Udate 9:

    Polishing. First round. 3 more to go, and then the job is done and the stocks are ready for (the) action. 

    Update 8:

    Last oil layer is done. Polishing next.  Some small detail picks:

     

    Update 7:  

    Working in the first layers of oil with the 000 steel wool.

     

    Update 6:

    Ready for oil treatment.

     

    Update 5:

    Fine sanding. First round before light water treatment a couple of times to rise the wood. Some leftovers from the walnut gives room for a couple of knives also  

     

    Update 4:

    forming and sanding the grip on the cherry wood stock:

    Update 3:

    Finished bedding. Starting from outside. The Turkish walnut is HARD to work with!

    Update 2:

    soon ready for the «outside work», but some adjustments on both stocks needed before I can start that.

     

    Update 1:

    Then easter holiday struck in, and I have to put the project on hold for over a week.

    Carving job on the cherry stock almost done.

     

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    Some of you may remember my first attemt to make a stock for my Wildcat a few years back, from flame birch.  Some of the AGN members have pm`d me, and asked if I could make one for them, but I have been a bit skeptical to that.  However, for some time now I have felt the urge to make another, and from what I have heard, is the new wildcat stock exactly similar to the old, so I will give it a try, using my 1.gen wildcat action as a base.  Two Stocks.   One in Cherry Wood, and one in Turkish Walnut.  (Especially the walnut material was pricy, so if the project goes down the drain, my plan is to cut it up for knife handles).
    So……..  I thought I could update this thread with the ongoing prosess, starting with a pictured of the materials.  One of the pictures states where I am now in the prosess, and the old birch-stock saying where I want to end up.  More pictures to come, and hopefully it can be an inspiration for others DIY-members. No advanced tools required, other then what you will see in this thread.

     

     

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    sonny
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    Cant wait to see the final product

    GL

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    guod123
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    Cant wait to see the progress, guess you visualized that second one top right be careful for those hairline cracks.

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    Gunnertrones
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    guod123

    Cant wait to see the progress, guess you visualized that second one top right be careful for those hairline cracks.

    Absolutely! A good observation. Before I start cutting that slab, I realized I couldn’t get two stocks out of it, without risking cracks. I ended up cutting the stock from the middle section, and just got one out of it. That’s why you see the rest marking on the one I finally cut out. 

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    Gunnertrones
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    Update 1.

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    intenseaty22
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    So, GT, are you basically free handing these? No replicator? 

    I certainly remember the first one. It’s great that the wood will not go to waste for sure, but I hope to see you pull it through completion. 

     

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    intenseaty22

    So, GT, are you basically free handing these? No replicator? 

    I certainly remember the first one. It’s great that the wood will not go to waste for sure, but I hope to see you pull it through completion. 

     

    No replicator, so there will be differences between the stocks, more than just the materials itself. Time consuming, but I have no rush……

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    Rokynutz
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    This is an awesome project! I love it buddy!

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    Gunnertrones
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    Update 3..  Sorry guys, this is going slowly. 

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    STO
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    Well it looks absolutely stunning for what it is worth. :) 

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    Glem.Chally
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    Gunnertrones

    Update 3..  Sorry guys, this is going slowly. 

    Cant rush art!  Amazing work Gunner

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    sonny
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    dude! you got gumption.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Update 4:

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    marflow
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    ok i'll ask why not get a duplicator for some of the work, I know they aren't that cheap but you overall product could be a little side job for others

     

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    Gunnertrones
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    I know Marflow, I know. 

    But one of my goal is to show that this is something everybody can do, without expensive tools. 

    You need this as a minimum:

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    Rokynutz
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    I would love to own JUST the knife! That maple handle is stunning!

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    Gunnertrones
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    Update 5. 

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    Crusher
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    Beautiful work.  You are very skilled and you think everyone can do that? Really?  Mine would look like a 6 year old made it. And it would look like an ashtray.

     

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    Gunnertrones
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    Crusher. It is time consuming, I’ll admit that, and an eye for details is no waste. Therefore the watch at the left side (the picture with the tools).  I think most people could do it, but the time factor is the most critical issue I’m afraid. 

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