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Old 08-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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Taped off the vital areas and primed it with a god awful burnt red color.... I intended on letting it dry overnight, but I couldn't stand letting it stay red any longer than I had to...... It got a first coat of green within thirty minutes!

It was then hit with a "speckled textured" paint.

And left to dry for a week.

No I did't have good patients, I went on Vacation.

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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Once back from vacation I cammoed them up. See photos, I won't insult your intelligence with a bunch of commentary.

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Well here is the fished project.

Hope you enjoyed following it. It sure was rewarding to do.

Pondering fiberglass bedding it now.... Might have that one professionally done.

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i would have picked wood glue over jbweld. wood glue penetrates the pores in the wood and forms a super strong bond stronger thant he wood itself. jbweld is only as strong as the thin top few micrometers of wood its stuck too. you will prolly have cheek rest and stock seperation at some point. just keep an eye on it.

shoulda bedded it before putting all that awesome work into it heh.

fantastic job!!!

if you can do the wood carving and forming and all the painting you can do the bedding.

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[QUOTE="JonM"]i would have picked wood glue over jbweld. wood glue penetrates the pores in the wood and forms a super strong bond stronger thant he wood itself. jbweld is only as strong as the thin top few micrometers of wood its stuck too. you will prolly have cheek rest and stock seperation at some point. just keep an eye on it.

shoulda bedded it before putting all that awesome work into it heh.
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I hear ya on the wood glue, but I opted to run a couple vertical pins with the JB for strength. I'll let ya know if it fails, but its running strong so far.

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Guess I confused the quote application.......

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You did an incredible job. Looks amazing.

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Awesome job; have you done any of your other guns?

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Well here is the fished project.

Hope you enjoyed following it. It sure was rewarding to do.

Pondering fiberglass bedding it now.... Might have that one professionally done.
Looks good. Have you seen the Juggernaut Tactical kit for the M1A?
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Dude, that's freaking awesome!

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