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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:36 am 
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I am doing a sporter project and I'm trying to learn checkering well in advance of the stock's ordering and arrival. First off what kind of wood is relatively inexpensive to practice on and can anyone give me any pointers on doing it. I do have a book ordered, but I'll take any help I can get.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Bump...

I searched the forum, and this is all I came up with.

Anyone have some advice on hand-checkering a stock. I've got an older single-shot .22 that has a smooth stock. I'd like to try my hand at this, and do something fairly simple on the curve along the pistol grip.

Any hints, tips, or "don'ts"?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Midwayusa has some nice videos which will let you know what the different tools are for - as far as wood is concerned I would get some walnut and practice on the flat piece before tackling the curves. There is at least one stock selling sight that sells unusable stocks that would be good for practicing.

Take your time and it will go well.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:46 am 
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I tell you what: I've been accumulating the necessary checkering tools. I also got an old unrestorable milsurp stock to practice on. Go slowly.

You'll want to consider making a checkering cradle, which holds the stock as you work. Not necessary, but very very convenient.

Best of luck.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:37 am 
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I knew I had seen a place to buy stocks: http://www.gunstocksinc.com/web_pages/O ... tocks.html

price seems pretty decent as well - pick up a few and get to practicing.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, I'm a complete novice at anything carving/detail related here...

I'll start on a 2x4 scrap and work up :)

Thanks again!

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