Day 11, Step 1
1) First, the pattern has to be laid out, and here the center lines are marked.
Day 11, Step 2
2) The master lines for the checkering are then sketched.
Day 11, Step 3
3) The original Parker buttstock is also used to lay out the design.
Day 11, Step 4
4) Here is a single-line cutter, which is one of only a few tools used during the process.
Day 11, Step 5
5) First, the cutter is used to cut the border along the trigger guard.
Day 11, Step 6
6) Once the border is done, he begins to cut the lines in one direction.
Day 11, Step 7
7) This particular pattern has 26 lines per inch.
Day 11, Step 8
8) The lines have all been cut in one direction.
Day 11, Step 9
9) Now the lines are cut in the opposite direction.
Day 11, Step 10
10) Here is a top view of the stock. You can see that the pattern is wrapped around the top and also goes underneath.
Day 11, Step 11
11) The main part of the checkering is complete. Next, the side panels will be checkered and a mullered border added.