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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Inletting tools

So I have a pectonia river pret-inletted stock...


I knew it's need some work...but figured it'd be minor...


Long story short...I need to inlet it the rest of the way....everything is a hair too small...lock mortise needs a fair amount of wood removed..


I have no idea what tools I ACTUALLY will need/use....


I can almost bet this isn't my last...so I don't mind buying tools I need/will use...


Any recommendations??? Don't even know where to start....and don't know of local places to shop so "one stop" online will be the likely route of possible...


I don't need to do anything drastic...the shape and such is there...though I might attempt to make it a little different if I get comfortable enough...


Basically everything needs opened slightly...the lock mortise needs a good bit of wood removed...the wedge pin hole isn't there at ALL which is bothersome...but shouldn't bee too hard because the wedge pin plates are fully inletted...


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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 02:28 AM
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Re: Inletting tools

Since this is your first rifle, the first thing to do is call down to Dixon's muzzleloading in Kempton, Pa. and order a copy of their book on building a flintlock rifle.

I used a set of wood chisels I got from Harbor Freight there are 6 of them in a small box with different shaped ends and they are about 6-8 inches long handle included. I think they cost about $15.00. They worked for me. Good luck with your rifle build.
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Re: Inletting tools

'Dremel' type tool I think would help,

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Re: Inletting tools

I'm actually glad my Dremel is broken lol...I'm sure there are guys that are very handy with them....

I've never been happy when I touched wood with mine...even when I tried to go easy and take my time...poof...way too much gone..
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Re: Inletting tools

Get some inletting black & some small files. Look at Track of the Wolf and other suppliers online. Dixon`s book is a must.
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Re: Inletting tools

Also Dixon's book. A really good set of fine carving tools. Although, some exacto tools will suffice for alot of work. A few rifflers too.

Stay a few miles away from the dremel tools and any power tools, for that matter. (Although I have used a dremel with drum sander to open up a tight lock mortise on a production gun.)

As I teen I was given a high quality wood carving set from Switzerland. Just carbon steel, but easy to sharpen and a pleasure to use. Don't get the big tools used for carving cigar store Indians etc. ( The type used with mallets) Little hand push tools will do just fine.

Lee Valley/Veritas, Wood craft and some others sell some good quality sets. Harbor freight stuff has improved greatly over the past two decades. I just have not looked at their carving sets in person. Carving sets are like knives. Some look good but won't hold an edge. Some are good for some purposes and not others.
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Re: Inletting tools

The set I had, was very similar to these.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/413441/...model-1293.aspx
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Re: Inletting tools

Not to point you in the wrong direction, but the only way I'd use something like a Dremel would be to use a flexible attachment and a variable speed foot switch.

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Awesome! Thanx guys!



I used the Dremel on my Hawken stock...as gingerly as possible...ended up with entirely too much wood gone way too quickly!
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Re: Inletting tools

look up lee valley tools and get yourself a good chisel set or four....I bought 4 different sets that gave me every size and shape chisel, gouge or what ever I need....

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