Thanks for the tips. I would like to make a cheek rest for my Mosin that has a pouch for a few stripper-clips, a holster for my pistol, a holster for my wife's pistol, and that's really about it. Anything else would just be for fun.
Hmm mm how about leather grips. Cheap little 25 I picked up at the pawn shop while I was getting my wife a new gun. I was going to refinish the old wood grips but found I had some really stiff thick scraps of leather in a box. They don't lay perfectly flat there working alright so far.