Preparing for Carving SKS Stock Replacement

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Re: Preparing for Carving SKS Stock Replacement

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Progress Report 10/01/2020

Since the prototype of the Monte Carlo Stock is going well I have decided to start the design stages for the ThumbHole SKS Stock.

This is what I have so far:
Drawing ThumbHole Stock.png
ThumbHole Stock Left Side OUTSIDE.png
Contours are taking shape but still a long ways to go before satisfactory contours are achieved.
ThumbHole Left Side INSIDE.png
ThumbHole Stock Left Side INSIDE.png

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Re: Preparing for Carving SKS Stock Replacement

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Looks really good Shark!
Don't own any like that, but have looked and handled ones that felt really good:)
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Optimized-Left Side.jpg
Optimized-Right Side.jpg
Optimized-Top View_Back.jpg
Optimized-Top View_Front.jpg
Laminated Monte Carlo SKS Gun Stock Prototype COMPLETE :) Carved out of Big Box Store Pine

Now to carve one out of Mahogany!

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Shark,
Am I correct this is the second completely carved proto?
Working on 3 different at once would tax my 3 working brain cells! :)
(and my patience:)

How does it feel?
Congrats!!
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(still waiting to see how Thumbhole carves and feels! :)
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Shark,
Am I correct this is the second completely carved proto?
Working on 3 different at once would tax my 3 working brain cells! :)
(and my patience:)

How does it feel?
Congrats!!
scott
(still waiting to see how Thumbhole carves and feels! :)
Yes, you are correct!
The first was a full board carved and I found that fixturing for carving the internal areas was a bit tasking and complicated.

The second is where the stock is made/designed as to halves which will be laminated together. That was all for the Monte Carlo Stock design. With the laminated design I found to be a lot easier and I am not needing any special fixturing to complete it. Though I did find out while carving that I have to plan better for clearance on the cuts it was either that or reverse directions of the contoured carvings. They were starting awfully deep into virgin material. The simulation does show this but you really have to pay attention closely to it in order to see and understand it. Now that this is complete I am presently looking for material stock in which the two halves will complement each other. This is important when laminating two halves together. In fact, I am looking for material stock where it can be cut in half and planed to thickness size this way both halves have same grain pattern and color!

The Thumbhole stock is still in the designing stages. I am presently working on the butt contours which are slowly taking shape due to the complicated shape of the butt end of stock along with the cheek pad and thumbhole! Rough Stuff and yes it is a bit tasking on the brain cells. I hope to have the thumbhole stock designed out soon stay tuned to this thread.

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