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Acrillic Inlay project: CB's Custom Tikka 6.5x55

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    Posted: 02 May 2018 at 00:43
Had a thought: Inlay a CB900F ASH Cartridge into the stock of his Custom Tikka 6.5x55 Swede with clear Acrillic polymer to be flush with the wood.

My questions are: 1) What kind of acrillic epoxy should I use?; 2) Where do I get it? 3) What would be the best way to carve out the pocket?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2018 at 22:30
I don't have any answers for your questions, but I would really like to see a picture of it when it's done. 

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Yep me to, we had a few discussions about that rifle before and after he bought it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2018 at 11:37
lots of potting  resins around.  Can't recommend anyones.  Some malls have a place "things remembered" that do clear potting.  might inlay it then have them pot it.


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I would never go with an acrylic, epoxy is the way to go. The skill is the art. A temporary platform over a vice. Router, 1/16 veining bit and a set of rabbits from 1/8th to 1/4. One beer can and a good sharp pair of tin snip. One small piece for the inside of the channel. The other needs to be cut as a template. Walnut is a good hardwood and the grain will fight you. Don't forget your releasing agent and research the best for the epoxy you choose. The veining bit should be used first to cut from the template a shallow fine outline. then you can deepen it til your about an 1/8 deep, then switch to the rabbits. Think nibbles, or the grain will drag you. Your gonna need some fine files to get the corners. As with all detail work, the finish is going to be the hardest to get. Take your time and obsess over the quality and you will have a fine reward.

Epoxy will maintain it's strength, acrylics flex, same goes for any of the urethane based finishes. Drop me a line if it's the route you want to take.
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