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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-14-2017, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for any tips, tricks, advice on the making of a buttstock and forend out of hardwood for a Handi. To my mind the most critical details are the fit to the receiver and the stock bolt angle.
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There are several homemade stock threads, the search this forum box is your friend.

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Well darn it Tim! I thought I had searched. Leave it to you


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A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a block of kiln dried Honduras mahogany. My father is a woodworker so last weekend I brought him a pallet wood stock set for him to copy with the mahogany. I'll be interested to see how well he does. It will be going on my son's shotgun.

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A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a block of kiln dried Honduras mahogany. My father is a woodworker so last weekend I brought him a pallet wood stock set for him to copy with the mahogany. I'll be interested to see how well he does. It will be going on my son's shotgun.

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I would like to see results if you can get pics when he is done.
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I would like to see results if you can get pics when he is done.
Will do. It's my dad's first attempt at gunstocks but everything else he makes comes out good so I think he'll do alright.

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I have made quite a few stocks and even more forends by using 2 pieces of hardwood glued together then cut and shaped.
I tried several times to drill a long stock bolt hole thru a thick piece of wood and could never get it to work and end up in a place where I could use it to make a stock with.
What I now do is cut a half round groove with a router on 2 ,1" thick boards and glue and clamp them so the stock bolt hole is dead strait and then saw out the shape and work it down with a rasp and files.
Same idea with the forends , use a router to cut a half round barrel channel in 2 boards then glue them together and shape to what you want . Works for me , maybe not what a lot of others would like but easy and with a little of Brownells Acra Glas bedding epoxy you can make a good fitting stock or forend without being a pro.

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I've made forends from cedar, birch, oak, and mahogany. They're the easy part. I hope to manage a stock eventually!

A fun twist I'd throw in is, you can make the rear of the forestock fit the receiver rather than using a plastic spacer with the use of a 1-1/8 forstner bit. I've had great success doing it that way.

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I have made quite a few stocks and even more forends by using 2 pieces of hardwood glued together then cut and shaped.

I tried several times to drill a long stock bolt hole thru a thick piece of wood and could never get it to work and end up in a place where I could use it to make a stock with.

What I now do is cut a half round groove with a router on 2 ,1" thick boards and glue and clamp them so the stock bolt hole is dead strait and then saw out the shape and work it down with a rasp and files.

Same idea with the forends , use a router to cut a half round barrel channel in 2 boards then glue them together and shape to what you want . Works for me , maybe not what a lot of others would like but easy and with a little of Brownells Acra Glas bedding epoxy you can make a good fitting stock or forend without being a pro.



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Thanks for the ideas! I was thinking to use a plunge bit in a router and hog out the forend that way, but I like the idea to cut to boards and glue them together.
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I've made forends from cedar, birch, oak, and mahogany. They're the easy part. I hope to manage a stock eventually!

A fun twist I'd throw in is, you can make the rear of the forestock fit the receiver rather than using a plastic spacer with the use of a 1-1/8 forstner bit. I've had great success doing it that way.

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You drill the 1-1/8" hole before cutting out the outline of the forend? I've always wondered why that spacer is there.
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