Youth JG Rifle
Inletting the Barrel:
To inlet the barrel, I determined where I wanted the barrel. With this being a left handed rifle, I wanted the barrel in the center to start with. Then I can remove the excess from the sides later. The following are a series of photos depicting the steps taken to hand inlet the 13/16" barrel into the stock.
Drew the lines for the stock, then used a knife to cut down the inside of the lines, followed by a chisel along the lines to deepen the cuts. Then using a flat chisel I took out the wood to the depth of half a side flat of the rifle, which was 5/32" deep.
Then I drew the center of the bottom flat and proceeded the same with chisels again, this time in a narrower groove.
Now I take down the sides to create a bevel cut to meet the edges and create the lower side flats.
Once I have both sides done, I blacken the bottom of the barrel with candle soot and set the barrel into the channel. This shows me the high spots. I remove the black marks till I have blacken all three sides. Then I know the barrel is down.
The next step is to inlet the breech end into the slope; add the breech plug and inlet that, too. I extended lines off the end of the barrel and a line perpendicular to the barrel.
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