Installing an Ebony forend tip

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AdamBragg

Active Member
I thought I'd take the time to show everyone my method of installing an ebony forend tip on a Sako 85.
There are many ways of doing it, this is just my preferred method.

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First, the desired length was marked, carefully cut and removed. The ebony replacement was roughly cut oversized.

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Marks were then transferred from the stock to the ebony. These were then drilled and dowelled with walnut. The two pieces were then glued together.

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The ebony was then roughly shaped to match the original using a combination of planes, rasps and files.

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Work could then begin on the inside. The existing channel was extended using a combination of carving chisels and files. The new tip is then sanded from P100-P240, making sure to raise and cut back the grain.

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Wet sanding with 600 grit and finishing oil creates a slurry which quickly fills the grain. After a few more coats of oil the stock is now finished and ready to go back to the customer.


I hope people find this useful. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

www.adambragg.co.uk
 

deerstalker.308

Well-Known Member
Gents, I took that stock and the forend for my holland and holland in just last week, ebony tip as pictured and a facelift for the H&H to remove years of oil and brighten up a dark and poorly finished forend. I wasn’t expecting anything so swift, and what a craftsman, anyone thinking of having any such work I would heartily recommend giving Adam a shout, nicer chap you couldn’t hope to meet.
Many thanks @AdamBragg
 
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AdamBragg

Active Member
Gents, I took that stock and the forend for my holland and holland in just last week, ebony tip as pictured and a facelift for the H&H to remove years of oil and brighten up a dark and poorly finished forend. I wasn’t expecting anything so swift, and what a craftsman, anyone thinking of having any such work I would heartily recommend giving Adam a shout, nicer chap you couldn’t hope to meet.
Many thanks @AdamBragg
Thank you!
 
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