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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm
by pirellip
I'm really glad those Bullseye mounts are working well for you Tim.

Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:49 pm
by Mac
Been working some on the stock and did some shaping for the riser.

This is the stock. It is left handed and if I am successful, the other side of the butt will be shaped the same as this side; a true ambidextrous stock.
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This is my plan, but the cheek riser will be attached with hardware I will be purchasing, not with the makeshift plan I have drawn:
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This will be the riser that so far fits perfectly and I have to finish the shaping and smooth everything to blend in with the existing stock. Optimistic about this part of the stock.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:58 pm
by pirellip
Looking great Tim. Is the riser (hamster) going to be adjustable, or fixed in place?

Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:08 pm
by Mac
Tom, the hamster is going to be attached permanently. There will be an Anschutz rail on the bottom of it, in case I want more height or something adjustable under there. You can see it on the plan if you zoom in a bit.

Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:18 am
by Hunkaluv
Looks good Tim. How are you shaping the wood? Router and rasp? When I did my stock for the d54, I was using a wood rasp on a die grinder, that worked really well for contouring. What about the cheek riser? Scroll saw and drill press? I will say don't be ascared, even the pros get it wrong. The Gary Cane stock that I just got is beautifully shaped on the outside, but the holes where the stock bolts onto the action are off - significantly so.
April 14th first shoot?
RYan

Re: TX200SR Mk1

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:13 pm
by Mac
So far, all I have used are the table saw, cutoff saw, sandpaper and my Dremel with different wheels. Will drill the through hole with my drill press. Once the Dremel work is done on the riser, I will be hand sanding it to fit exactly. Once it is glued on, I will blend it perfectly with the existing stock.

Would love to have my router to cut the rail grove, but it did not make the trip with me, so probably my Dremel and fine hand chisels will have to do. Will fix the rail on the riser before I glue it on the stock.

I think I am going to cut the cheek riser out of the stock before I start any work there. It will be easier to work with narrower pieces of wood when I create the flat sections to glue the walnut chunks onto. Once that is done, I will shape it to an ambidextrous stock and then install the mounting hardware. Not worried at all about installing the hardware, the only trick part is creating the flat spots to glue the pieces onto.

Going to set up a work area in the garage so I can spend a little more time there and have the machines ready to go when I get out there. Have been getting everything out and putting it all away and that wastes time for sure.

Starting to warm up, so that makes things easier too. Enjoying the project so far and already thinking about the next one.