Day 2, Step 1
1) The frame and floorplate are used to further inlet the stock to make sure that all the parts fit properly.
Day 2, Step 2
2) The first step is to apply inletting black to the frame to show the contact points.
Day 2, Step 3
3) The frame is put onto the stock and then removed. Any inletting black that remains on the wood needs to be reworked using a scraper.
Day 2, Step 4
4) The contact points are where the black inletting was left behind.
Day 2, Step 5
5) The high points are then scraped off.
Day 2, Step 6
6) Inletting the stock can sometimes take a few hours to do.
Day 2, Step 7
7) The stock is clamped to inlet the bottom tang.
Day 2, Step 8
8) The same inletting process happens here. Inletting is applied, the bottom tang is fitted, and then more scraping occurs until everything is where it should be.
Day 2, Step 9
9) Here the gunsmith is filing the wood to metal.
Day 2, Step 10
10) Rasping to shape the Parker shotgun buttstock.
Day 2, Step 11
11) Profiling the shape of the fleur de lis.
Day 2, Step 12
12) Comparing the original Parker BHE shotgun buttstock to the new one.
Day 2, Step 13
13) Detail sanding and shaping to achieve the desired fleur de lis.