In part two we cut the stock and installed the necessary wood pieces and fitted rear grip anchor.
See the previous posts here:
Now we will focus on the construction of the butt stock and its attachment
Starting with the anchors for the butt stock, I clamped the barrel nut in place and drilled the first two holes
After countersinking the holes, I put some clay in the nutserts to protect the threads, filled the holes with 5 min ClearWeld epoxy and gently tapped the nutserts in place
After the first 2 anchor holes cured, I installed two of the bolts in the new anchors (for proper alignment) and drilled the last two holes.
Then repeated the process
While the epoxy was curing I shortened the bolts to the correct length
Once the epoxy cured I did a trial fit
I started on the butt plate. I cut this piece from some 2" wide x 1/4" thick aluminum, I used a template to trace an arch
Then used the belt sander to round it off
After sanding and radiusing the edges, I glued a piece of flip flop to the plate
After it cured, I trued up the two using the 400 grit belt on the belt sander
Then I started figuring a way to connect the butt plate to the stock tube. I don't have access to a heliarc welder and didn't want to bother with trying to solder it, so I decided to use JB Weld. I stuffed some paper in the end of the tube to stop the JB Weld from running down inside.
Once I gooped it up good, I joined the two and pushed the paper down against butt plate, forcing the JB Weld against the butt plate.
I mixed up some more JB weld and forced it into a small syringe.
I then carefully spread it around the joint, cleaning up an mess with acetone and a cotton swab
While the JB Weld was curing, I started on the front picatinney mount. The 10/22 stock has a rounded bottom, I'll need to flatten it out some
After some work with the file I marked the center line
Then I drilled the holes and temporarily mounted it, the bolts will be trimmed after I figure out how to use them to secure the barrel shroud as well.
here it is with both fore and aft grips and the butt stock in place