checkering....

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by dicky0331, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew where to find some templetes for checkering? and what I will need to do this?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Is it checkering for wood or metal?

    If it's metal have you thought about stippling?

    I have found it much easier than chekering.

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  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Stippling doesn't provide the dame grip surface that checking does.

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  4. dclevinger

    dclevinger New Member

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    If it's wood checkering that you're interested in, try this book It has quite a few patterns and a lot of great info. Brownells also has several other books and videos on checkering. They and Midway carry the tools you'll need.

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  5. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    I wanted to checker a rifle stock I am going to be building, it's walnut... maybe a laminate stock, I haven't made up my mind yet.
     
  6. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Also try woodworking catalogs...you'l be amazed at what you can find cheaper than gunsmith catalogs ;)
     
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Any of the conventional woodworking catalogs I've seen don't cover firearm style checkering like gunsmithing catalogs do. I would recommend you make your own templates.