I'd like to Thank my college buddy Emilio Arias for the huge help by taking pictures. He's just starting out doing photography gigs, so if you're in Orange County, I highly suggest sending him a message for your senior pictures, gigs, etc. (@ www.thebrightlights.weebly.com ) . As you can see, he does top notch stuff (final pictures)
I didn't take a whole lot of progress pictures this time, and the first half of the build would just look like Volpin's blog anyways. (laminating MDF.)
I started with the stock. Luckily, I have outside access to a 6" wide industrial belt sander that was able to quickly give me that hour glass/competition stock shape. I also narrowed the grip of the stock about 1/4 inch, as this was being made for a girl.
The grip , receiver, and half domes are all MDF.
After the easy stuff was out of the way, It was time for the creative part. I wanted to make sure my barrel openings were exactly the right size, as well as the degree of taper down the barrels. All of this without sanding for hours and hours. I wont get into the process of what I did, but maybe some of you can figure it out.
Another use of the belt sander, some super glue, and primer.
Gotta love fiberglass barrels. I flicked this assembly across the room at least 3 times with no damage. (I couldn't resist playing with the break-action and forgot I didn't glue this to the front grip at the time)
Yup. More MDF. Everything but the barrels and screws, literally.
The breech lever moves and is spring loaded. I infused it with super glue and pins to give it extra strength.
Primed and ready to go, sans the butt-pad.
Until next time!