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Posted: 3/8/2006 10:00:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 11:35:27 AM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]
My cousin was nice enough to take and send me some photos of the stock I made for him last year.

After showing me his new rifle and stating that he didn't like the grip he wondered if there was any way to improve the feel of the thing,

Having wanted to try something like this, I agreed to undertake the project.

Here is the result.

Constructed from Baltic Birch plywood, stained to match existing wood. Wood was shaped by carving and then by sanding. Many hours of sanding.

It has a 13.5" lop,
Straight line profile.
Raised comb for use with scope.
Rubber "sporting" butt-plate.
AK grip angle.
Asymmetrical design optimized for right handed use, it can take a grip screw for added strength.









My cousin says it feels like an entirely different rifle, he likes it.



Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:02:57 PM EDT
Wow
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:09:18 PM EDT
I don't even want to contemplate how long it took to make that. Great work! It's a one of a kind.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:17:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boma:
I don't even want to contemplate how long it took to make that. Great work! It's a one of a kind.



Neither do I!

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:09:04 PM EDT
You know................I think it looks old school, with a modern twist. My complements to you it looks kickass!!!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:22:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 11:23:20 PM EDT by JDizzle]
That looks sweet! What stain did you use to get that color and how did you get it to shine like that?!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:42:00 PM EDT
Great job! Nicely done!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:56:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JDizzle:
That looks sweet! What stain did you use to get that color and how did you get it to shine like that?!



The stain is "Magic"(brand) Light Mohogany, "Penetrating Oil Base Wood Stain" This is an old can I had on a shelf, no idea if this is still on the market.

The shine comes from multiple applications of "Hopes" Tung Oil. 0000 grade steel wool between coats.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:29:20 AM EDT
Nice work!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:37:24 AM EDT
THAT ROCKS!



if he doesnt want the old orginal stock i'll take it off his hands,......that one you made is beautiful
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:54:17 AM EDT
Awesome!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:48:33 AM EDT
Simply Stunning. Great to see craftmenship applied to these eastern block rifles
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:40:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:29:45 AM EDT
Very nice indeed.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:30:01 AM EDT
Stunning work! Just don't think of making those for a living, you'll never see the sun again!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:55:36 AM EDT
market it! you could make some good money off doing work like this im sure
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:49:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 9:51:09 AM EDT by TheDarkBleeding]
I would definitely shell out two hundred for one. I'm curious to try fabricating one for myself.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:42:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 10:43:51 AM EDT by Cigolon]
man that is absolutely beautiful. nice job, looks wonderful.

i've seen a few people carve their own stocks, what are they using to do it?
when they say 'carving', do they mean by hand?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:39:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cigolon:
man that is absolutely beautiful. nice job, looks wonderful.

i've seen a few people carve their own stocks, what are they using to do it?
when they say 'carving', do they mean by hand?



I use a jig saw to cut out the rough pattern, then the rest by hand with various knives, with all of the subtle shaping done with 60 or 80 grit sand paper.

It is time consuming.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:44:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 11:45:29 AM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By TheDarkBleeding:
I would definitely shell out two hundred for one. I'm curious to try fabricating one for myself.



I'm thinking of making the pattern available to people here, as I don't think I could make too many of these stocks for sale.

Maybe a scale drawing, plus detailed pictures and instructions?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:19:22 AM EDT
Definitely make the pattern available! Then I'll just have to figure out how to swap it around for a lefty...
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:18:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:

Originally Posted By TheDarkBleeding:
I would definitely shell out two hundred for one. I'm curious to try fabricating one for myself.



I'm thinking of making the pattern available to people here, as I don't think I could make too many of these stocks for sale.

Maybe a scale drawing, plus detailed pictures and instructions?




I can understand that. Taking on orders for something like this would be hell.

Yes, please do feel free to shed some technical light! Anything like this would be much appreciated! I need something AK-related to pass the time...since I have no more ammo as of two hours ago.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:50:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 12:52:26 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By TheDarkBleeding:

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:

Originally Posted By TheDarkBleeding:
I would definitely shell out two hundred for one. I'm curious to try fabricating one for myself.



I'm thinking of making the pattern available to people here, as I don't think I could make too many of these stocks for sale.

Maybe a scale drawing, plus detailed pictures and instructions?




I can understand that. Taking on orders for something like this would be hell.

Yes, please do feel free to shed some technical light! Anything like this would be much appreciated! I need something AK-related to pass the time...since I have no more ammo as of two hours ago.



I keep hearing that....how does that happen? .......

I may make a few of these stocks, but handing out the pattern is a lot less work.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:17:16 PM EDT
Sir, you Rock.

Simply beautiful.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TX_Traveller:
Sir, you Rock.

Simply beautiful.



Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:15:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 4:27:15 AM EDT by Win_88]
Wooot...
Great Job..

Are you going to make him a matching front stock?


For those of you who don't know what an original stock looks like less the packing grease. Here are some links to Makarov.


www.makarov.com/guns/item_pics/para-03.JPG

www.makarov.com/guns/item_pics/para-01.JPG

www.makarov.com/guns/item_pics/para-02.JPG

edit to fix a bad link
Hope I have the right gun NH_AR_Shooter
If he wants a front stock to match the rear. Make it worth your wild.
Hand carved stocks like that are like a beautiful piece of antique furniture... Priceless.

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:34:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Wooot...
Great Job..

Are you going to make him a matching front stock?





Not unless he pays me a bit more............
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:33:59 PM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:58:55 AM EDT
Soooo, you gonna post that pattern?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:42:13 AM EDT
Nice work. Did you laminate 2 pieces of thinner ply together or did you find some bigger dimentioned Ply? The thickest I find is 3/4"
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:26:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Onepoint:
Nice work. Did you laminate 2 pieces of thinner ply together or did you find some bigger dimentioned Ply? The thickest I find is 3/4"



I used 4 layers of 3/8", its easier to work with.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:26:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SorryOciffer:
Soooo, you gonna post that pattern?



I'm working on it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:40:29 PM EDT
Sir....you are an artist........ Truly beautiful!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:37:37 AM EDT
Bump for the .

More people need to see the art work..
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