Welcome to the challenge of stockmaking! Your Brownells Stockmaker’s Starter Set contains an excellent assortment of the
basic tools needed to inlet and shape semi-inletted gunstocks, and bring them to the point where finish is ready to be applied.
Rottenstone is an extremely fine, natural, abrasive powder that has been
used by gunsmiths for generations to smooth minor imperfections in fully
The stock Rubbing Kit uses traditional Rottenstone, good old double
boiled Linseed Oil, a Felt Pad and your elbow grease to remove minor imperfections
from fully cured gunstock finishes and produce the final, soft
luster of a London Oil Finish.
Superbly executed stock checkering is one of the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship
and gunstocking skill.The “Stockmaster” Checkering Cradle was
designed by Master Gunsmith Ralph Bone to provide stockmakers, both the
beginner and experienced professional, with the sturdiest, most versatile
It is usually best to remove the barreled action from the stock. If a thick or
high gloss finish is present on the wood, it will have to be removed before the
dent can be steamed out.
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