With this post I am happy to note that Axel, a friend of gun lab, is back for a visit and as always we put him back to work. And unlike what most people think of me we did actually allow him some time off to go to the local gun show and stores.
This post is about the continuing work that is being done on the VG1-5.
This weekend was spent working on a number of projects by different people and in different shops.
Axel spent most of his time working on making a stock pattern for the rough cut and the finish router work.
Before I go into great detail on making the stock pattern I have to stress that some people just do not like to change there ways. We have a rather complete machine and wood working shop. So when you see the method that the pattern was make it is all Axel.
It started with a wood blank that was roughed out on the old stock fixture plate.
Axel took the rough shaped stock and fitted it to our test rifle.
A close up of the fit up.
Now this is the point where German stubbornness comes into play. We will just go back to the fact that we do have a couple of nice work shops and in the saw room is a really nice band saw.
He did it the old fashion way and when you don’t have much in the line of tools you use what you have and become expert with them. This is what Axel did.
He started by attaching the stock to the aluminum plate with the two stock screws and then a third point on the stock to firmly hold the blank to the plate.
He then marked out the stock out line.
Then he went to the drill press and drilled about a thousand holes,that may be a little exaggerated, but the number is close.
When it was all said and over this is what it looked like.
So now the new process for making the stock will be to lay out the stock with the aluminum pattern, cut the stock out with the wood shop band saw.
The final set will be to plug the third hole with a wooden dowel.