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Post by dartfreak75 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:08 pm

anyone here do any gun checkering im wanting to learn or have somebody do some checkering on some stocks iv watched some gunsmithing videos but im sure its not as easy as it looks!
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Post by Pathfinder on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:06 pm

Dude I really want to try checkering. Iv heard that after you carve the first line the rest is easy. I guess the way the blade is set up there is a runner that glides in the previous track. So the spacing is always the same.
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Post by CMAsailor on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:28 am

I have a bit of checkering stuff... It's a pain in the ***
but can addicting if you don't loose heart...

That said... don't actually try to checker anything real... get a busted old stock from someone/where and use it, i started on a piece of 2x4... then went from there... round stuff sucks! ... gun stocks for instance lol keep buying up crap stocks for 10bucks here 20 bucks there and checker them to hell and back, you'll get the hang of it eventually, some people master it, some people just never can. and noone can without proper instruction, tips and tricks from online are great but having someone to show you what you're doing wrong (when you can't see it) is invaluable...

keeping the proper line is crucial and takes practice. LOTS of practice

... that being said... I'm not very good at it yet, and have only read a little on it.
buy some stuff and give her a go Wink only one way to know
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Re: gun checkering

Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:02 pm

yea thats what i was thinking i got an old sks stock i could practice on (no hate mail DW) lol
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Post by Daywalker on Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:05 pm

LOL none from me.... if it helps you learn then it is doing it's job I say.....

Just don't go using it for firewood or anything lol...

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Post by algunjunkie on Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:52 pm

Checkering is a love hate relationship. Me, I hate it, can do it but I hate it with a passion.

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Post by Mohunter on Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:37 pm

I bet I could do it, but have no desire to even try. I got too many irons in the fire already.
I can tell you one thing for sure Dart, if you get good at it........you can get paid handsomely for your work. But only if your good and have the results to back it up. Then if you evolve right into barrel/receiver engraving you could make some Big Bucks!
That's a true craft just like bow making that takes years to achieve perfection, once you do your talents will be desired by many.

With that said, if you have lots of patience and a steady hand......I'd say definitely go for it! What do you have to lose? A couple of bucks on some engraving tools and some self esteem? Very Happy
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Re: gun checkering

Post by dartfreak75 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:11 pm

Daywalker wrote:LOL none from me.... if it helps you learn then it is doing it's job I say.....

Just don't go using it for firewood or anything lol...
lol ok good deal no firewood!! Laughing
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Post by CMAsailor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:41 pm

Potterfield makes it look easy

http://www.youtube.com/user/MidwayUSA#p/u/4/7BkzkobHifo



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Re: gun checkering

Post by dartfreak75 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 pm

yea i saw that video he makes everything look easy i seen him completey redo a stock in 45 seconds lol
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Re: gun checkering

Post by infantryjohn49 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:37 pm


And of course Dart , when you get good at it, we will be expecting
member discounts yes. LOL
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Post by dartfreak75 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:56 pm

oh yea big discounts for all atg members lol
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