Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The 1377 Project, The Buttstock, Part 7

Almost done...

I flycut the flat surfaces.

And milled a 1/4" slot all the way through, with a 3/8" shoulder.

I clamped the two pieces together in the vise and flycut the edges. This was a bit easier than milling both pieces to the same width separately.

Hey, it's an edgefinder pic! Finding the centerline on the other piece.

I spotted and then drilled for a #8 screw.

A piece of 1/2" steel rod was chucked, faced, centerdrilled and drilled for a #8-32 tap.

Tapping on the lathe (by hand) using the Fisher tap guide.

A 1/4" section was turned down.

Cutting 3/8" wide flats on the rod.

Parting off the nut.

The two piece butt. Adjustable up and down and lockable.

Just need to trim that screw, debur and round over the ends of the butt plate. Right now you could cut your face open on it...

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