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    Default Home Made wood laminate stocks

    I really like the look of some of the more exoctic stocks available for bolt guns.

    Has anyone ever actually there own laminate blank?

    Did you use pre cut wood or use a band saw and cut up a bunch of 1/8" or 1/4" thick planks?

    Did you use exterior grade wood glue or some type of epoxy?

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    Laminates are glued together under extremely high pressure and heat at the same time. I suppose it could be done with a shop press and heat gun. But it would be much easier just to buy a blank from Boyds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock
    Laminates are glued together under extremely high pressure and heat at the same time. I suppose it could be done with a shop press and heat gun. But it would be much easier just to buy a blank from Boyds
    Welcome Pete......

    If you know somebody who works in a furniture factory that ain't in damn China or somewhere....that presses tops for tables...it would be perfect. It has to be uniform pressure and a bunch of it. I used to work in a table factory years ago and they had what you need. Just a thought
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    Thanks guys.
    i will just go the blank route if I don't go solid wood.
    My stuff is more function then form. They work and are safe but not much more then a rattle can for the finish.

    I want to take the time with one build and make it look purty.
    If its safe (still researching) I want to go so far as to case color the receiver and then everything else will get polished and blued.
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    I have a book: "Gunsmithing at home" By John Traister. It has nice instructions on color case hardning and blueing and many other things of interest to us shade tree gunsmiths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock
    I have a book: "Gunsmithing at home" By John Traister. It has nice instructions on color case hardning and blueing and many other things of interest to us shade tree gunsmiths.

    "add to amazon wish list"

    Thanks

    I have been looking at the Brownells small furnace and other supplies for case color hardening. My concern is warping the receiver or making the 4130 too brittle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock
    Laminates are glued together under extremely high pressure and heat at the same time. I suppose it could be done with a shop press and heat gun. But it would be much easier just to buy a blank from Boyds
    Boyds? This one?

    http://www.boydboys.com/BrowseEbus/Blanks.asp
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    I have delt with Boyds. They will do custom work, but there has to be a group buy with money up front. I would be in for a couple of sets. Lets try to make this one happen, but don't expect them to be cheap. $75-$80 is what I expect.
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