Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Building the Jim Chambers Lancaster Flintlock: Straighten the Top line

The top line on the stock was wavy in the rough milling and so I had to come up with a way of stabilizing the stock without the barrel in it. I decided that the ram rod groove was the only reliable feature and so made a unique steady rest for just this one operation.

This allowed me to have support along the entire length.
All it took was a 3/8" dowel pined to a scrap plank.
It was hard to photo the wavy top edge.
Using my machinist straight edge and a dry erace marker I went thru the process.
Using my old body sander and a rasp I kept the material reduction to a minimum.

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