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Inletting dimensions?

Is there a "Big Book of inletting dimensions" for most popular American made firearms??
If not, is the dimensions/diagrams typically available from manufactures?
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Thanks, I was making sure I was not missing something.
So basically, acquire a factory stock, check for fitment, and produce "as-built" specs from that.


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What are you trying to do do? Make a stock from scratch or fit a new stock to a rifle?

That may help with the answers.
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New stocks from blanks, without having the firearm in my possession.

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What are you trying to do do? Make a stock from scratch or fit a new stock to a rifle?

That may help with the answers.
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Thanks, I was making sure I was not missing something.
So basically, acquire a factory stock, check for fitment, and produce "as-built" specs from that.
Acquire stock, try fitting inletting fitting black, alter to fit, repeat.
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New stocks from blanks, without having the firearm in my possession.
I would look into some scrap stocks and text first, then look into picking up a few tools to use along the way.
You will need at the minimum, a quality set of chisels and gouges, in-letting screws and a way to lamp black or soot the metal components.
As your work progresses you can add files, scrapers and barrel bedding scrapers.

Eventually you will want to learn how to checker and build a checkering cradle or learn how to add in other exterior components like inlays and escutcheons or do other modifications/ improvements yourself.
"Stocking up" is rewarding and fun.
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Thanks, Hate to break with tradition,,But CNC carving laminated stocks.
Working on a CNC 4 axis carver.
I have an older large US made Laser table,, will probably set that up to do some "etching".
But right now my goal is to get the design down and the 4 axis carver built.
I was just wondering about inletting

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I would look into some scrap stocks and text first, then look into picking up a few tools to use along the way.
You will need at the minimum, a quality set of chisels and gouges, in-letting screws and a way to lamp black or soot the metal components.
As your work progresses you can add files, scrapers and barrel bedding scrapers.

Eventually you will want to learn how to checker and build a checkering cradle or learn how to add in other exterior components like inlays and escutcheons or do other modifications/ improvements yourself.
"Stocking up" is rewarding and fun.
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Thanks, Hate to break with tradition,,But CNC carving laminated stocks.
Working on a CNC 4 axis carver.
I have an older large US made Laser table,, will probably set that up to do some "etching".
But right now my goal is to get the design down and the 4 axis carver built.
I was just wondering about inletting
No problem with tradition that's for the smiths. I would like to see you get something up and running.
If it works out we need good stocks for all the popular milsurps.
Leave a lot of wood in the areas that make them shoot so they can be fit correctly.
Thats where the in-letting and hand fitting comes in.
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You can pick up factory stocks on eBay pretty cheap and use them for your basic calculations/measurements. You can also find prints of most actions and barrels on the internet unless you are trying to make stocks for older stuff.

Laminate stocks from Boyd’s will also get you basic specs as well. They have most firearm specs on hand. Just depends on how much you want to spend.

I normally fit the stock to the specific firearm on hand and do it traditionally so CNCing them is out of my wheelhouse.
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