I got a rough blank of figured walnut. Sent it off to be shaped into a Savage MLII inlet/stock. Unfortunately in milling/shaping there is a large natural void near the wrist and below the cheek piece. Probably dime sized and half in or more deep.
I could just put colored West Epoxy in it and it would function but thinking about using the excess wood from the stock to make a circular plug/dowel and a circular hole and match the grain direction etc. If the wrist is weak I will run and all thread rod in from the bottom and epoxy it in. Really won't be visible from below. Would like the stock to look decent but it may just turn out to be a utility stock. Any thoughts/tutorials etc.? It hopefully will be back by the end of May. More work than I wanted to do, I enjoy that type of thing but I would not have minded it there was no void. I could inlet in a rectangular plug or really any shape if I had to. Thanks
Jim... I've repaired a couple stocks...It looks like the voids are a little much...Might fill them with epoxy but I'd be afraid the one on the grip would be a weak spot...
I've also repaired a couple stocks, but neither of this severity. Yes, the one on the grip is worrisome. Don't believe I would put it on anything with more recoil than a .22-250, no matter what type of repair you are contemplating. Sorry.
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