CHECKERING 1.0

Discussion in 'Grip and Stock Makers' started by HomeBody, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. BarbS

    BarbS Member Full Member

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    This was great, with enough detail to give some confidence in trying the technique. It is amazing to see it done step by step. Thanks, Gary!
     
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  2. HomeBody

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    I don't make .45 grips anymore. I only do shotgun and rifle stocks. You should be able to find someone on here to make you some. Gary
     
  3. HomeBody

    HomeBody Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks Barb. I have an old friend in your neighborhood. Do you know Cole Hurst by chance? Gary
     
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    Very informative and great tutorial.

    Ray
     
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    We'll that was fun. I have always been impressed by checkering, and wondered how it was done. Thank you Gary for sharing.
     
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    Wish I had this information a couple years ago when I sanded down the pressed in factory checkering on my Winchester and tried to free hand all the checkering myself.
     
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    fantastic tutorial, Ive always wondered how they went about that!
     
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    This may be something I could get into! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I know this is old...but what a great thread.

    It saddens me deeply to look around at our "get it done cheap and fast"... then "throw it away because its disposable" society and think about all of the art forms that are disappearing. Art forms that in some cases took hundreds of years (if not longer) to develop.

    Artforms that were passed down from one master to the next and honed even finer by each generation, as they were passed down. Checkering being a shining example of one of those art forms. No telling how long it took to develop those tools and techniques.

    Really neat stuff. Thank you for sharing!
     
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  10. William Tanner

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    Great timing on your post. Just this morning I thought of an idea for checkering that doesn’t involve a firearm. Thank you.
     
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