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Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« on: April 30, 2013, 06:37:11 PM »
I've asked some questions, shaved a template from Styrofoam and now it's time...

Had some nice-grained cherry so I decided to make a thumb-hole stock for my Nitro Dusk. 

The following thread will show progress (I hope) and my build.



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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 10:03:38 PM »
Todd you have a good start on your project. It looks great. I love cherry wood. When I did my first and only one, all I had were
some old strips of walnut I had to glue up. But it came out Ok. Here is a pic of it when I got done.  Craig

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 10:16:29 PM »
Looks Promising
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 12:23:25 PM »
Now we're getting somewhere.  Had been putting off cutting into the stock for just fear of ruining it... Going to have to sometime so, here we go:

Couple pics of the comb shaping and a two of the channel.

Everything has been done with a table saw, rasps, a couple chisels and a small drill press.  Trying to figure out how to round out the barrel channel.
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SynRod .25 on it's way - HERE! ... and being "adjusted"

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 10:48:34 PM »
Looks great I cant wait to see how it turns out.
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 01:27:40 PM »
The cocking roller channel is done as well as the trigger guard and slot. 

That barrel channel is going to baffle me for a bit yet with simple tools.  1 3/8" cove?  How to do it?

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 02:49:43 PM »
Next step: fitting the barrel.

This was especially a lot of work without a router bit (need a 1 3/8" cove plunge bit that I didn't want to buy for one or two projects), so carving, chiseling and sanding I went. 

It's getting there.  Forming a contour for the "artillery hold" just ahead of the trigger guard as well.

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 02:46:33 PM »
Drilled and mounted the front.  Have a little binding where the cocking lever rides back into the stock, but not too bad.

Took a single shot, feels good.  Still need to come up with a butt-pad to lengthen the reach a little for me.

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Finally some color
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 10:18:50 PM »
Finally at a point to get some stain on it.  Red chestnut should bring out the grain in the cherry even more. 


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Xisico BAM B-51 .22/.177 barrels
SynRod .25 on it's way - HERE! ... and being "adjusted"

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 01:38:32 PM »
Lacquered finish.  Satin, and will put some steel wool to it to dull the shine a little more. 

I really like how it turned out.  Not the most elegant stock like I've seen around here, but very functional.  Thumb-hole and artillery hold platform fit me to a "T".  As they say, the first scratch is the worst, already fell off the bench (prior to barrel installation), oh well, going to get more anyway.

Just need to install a butt plate, the scope and get her sighted in. 

Thinking about making a custom "grip cap" (not sure what it's actually called, the cap that covers the end of the handle/grip of the stock).  Any suggestions?
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Xisico BAM B-51 .22/.177 barrels
SynRod .25 on it's way - HERE! ... and being "adjusted"

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 10:40:06 AM »
Looks awesome! Wish I had the know how and patience to pull that off
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 08:35:52 AM »
Thanks.  It really wasn't that "difficult" (opinion), the patience thing was the issue for me.  This was done with basic hand and power tools, don't have any machining experience, etc., so I had to be a little creative in how I carved out some of the channels and such.

I'll post the final product when I decide on a recoil pad.

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Xisico BAM B-51 .22/.177 barrels
SynRod .25 on it's way - HERE! ... and being "adjusted"

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 12:21:04 PM »
Beautiful piece of art.  You've got some excellent woodworking skills.
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 01:01:37 PM »
Nice work Todd.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2013, 06:24:46 PM »
VERY nice work! Beautiful choice of wood. I am doing my first as well. I think I will cut the action/ barrel inlet and then Bed it to keep the tedious chisel/rasp work down. Congrates, You built a BEAUTIFUL rifle

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 10:18:49 AM »
Finished.

Leapers Mil-dot, trimmed and sanded down recoil pad from an old Rem700.

Love the way it holds and balances (that was just an accidental bonus!).

« Last Edit: July 23, 2013, 10:20:27 AM by t_jones98 »
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Xisico BAM B-51 .22/.177 barrels
SynRod .25 on it's way - HERE! ... and being "adjusted"

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 11:23:18 AM »
Nice job! You have skills my friend. Now stop taking pictures of it and go shoot it. Enjoy
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 11:50:17 PM »
Very nice for a first effort! So much better than my first attempt. And yes better than my second too. LOL
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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 02:30:25 PM »
Very nice stock, especially the grain. congrats on the fine wood work.

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Re: Nitro Venom stock-build (thumb-hole)
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2013, 05:16:25 PM »
Really nice work. I like the lines. They compliment the metal components very well. Cherry was a good choice for your first stock. It's so uniform and predictable plus it becomes more beautiful with age. Congratulations on an excellent project.
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