Inletting the Barrel & Tang:
Next I drew a center line down the stock and measured out for the 1-1/8" barrel channel. I removed wood down to the depth of 1/4", which is 1/2 the barrel flat of the barrel. Once this was done, then I created a channel 1/2" wide and 9/16" deep down the center. Using a 3/8" chisel I removed the wood from sides down to the center flat. This created my octagon channel.
Next I had to mark the stock in the breech area to move the barrel farther back into the breech area of the stock. I used a ruler aligned against the barrel flats and extended the pencil lines.
In order to make sure I had a flat wall at the breech, I sooted the end of the barrel and mark the wood. I removed exposed wood till I had an even marking on the stock to indicate I had tight fit of the barrel against the end of the stock in the breech.
Now the next step was to draw file the whole barrel and shape the stock so I can pin the barrel to the stock.
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