Author Topic: New Material Arrived-GMC (Green Mountain Camo) For Another Airforce Stock Build.  (Read 1589 times)

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Will those pieces of Ebony darken with the finish?
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Yes I think they will.

A couple of example photos from the walnut stock before and after finish.


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Beautiful!!
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Worked on some more of the details today.  Fitting the bottle bracket, butt pad, shaping for the butt pad, and cutting relieve for the bolt knob.  Also cut the relieve for the power wheel. Getting closer!!













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Sanded to 400 grit and first coat of oil applied.  For me getting a coat of oil on it helps identify area that need some more sanding, which I see a few.  It sure soaked up the oil !!

















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Starting to get a little satin sheen to the finish and a real smokey look to the colors and wood grain. Still a long way to go!  :)











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Oh man, that Ebony looks outstanding, great color.
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Almost there!! 

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It is a shame there isn't a reward for stock building. If there was, you'd win hands down!
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I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

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Wow, it is beautiful! Love the leather tank cover.
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Alan you are too kind!  I really am no PRO!!

It's all done...Had some final cleanup in the inletting for the tank.  The leather added just enough thickness to keep it from sitting all the way down in the stock.  I even checked this when inletting.  Plans of mice and men...right?  I kept track of my time on this build and materials cost.  In materials I have $193 and then about 53 hours in fab and finish time.

Wish I had a better location for getting some good photo composition.  I may have to take it woods walking and find the perfect tree stump it the perfect lighting...lol






































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Imagine the costs involved, if this was a commercial enterprise? Sort of reminds me of decent scope prices, which often surpass the price of the airgun they're on!
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Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

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Yes, at a what I would consider a conservative shop rate of $65/hour and marking materials up 20% it would cost over $4300.  YIKES!!

Makes a Boyd's stock costing $200 a super bargain....lol

The truth is the fab time would have to be reduced to a 1/10th of the time and the materials cost would need to be cut in half to make it commercially viable.
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Even at large scape, that level of reduction would be difficult.

This reminds me of jewelry diamonds. Rough cuts are relatively inexpensive, and dust is almost a giveaway. But once cut, faceted, and polished (shaped), the labor involved is intensive which is 80% of the cost.
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Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

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I have been working on some new furniture for the AF Condors.

The blue/gray will go on a full length Condor with a 580cc CF tank, which happens to be right at the same length 490cc aluminum tank.

The green mountain camo will go on a Condor SS with a 480cc CF tank.  It will be more of a carbine.





It looks like I will have lots of time this week to finish them up.  I got a call from work today and I get a Covid vacation, since I had an exposure to a co-worker who has tested positive.  Of course they will not say who it was, and I took off for vacation last week from Tuesday noon, so I am out of the loop so to speak.  Good news is it has been over a week since the exposure and I feel fine.
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