The Stockmaking course is designed to expose students to both modern, state of the art techniques as well as the old world craftsmanship that has been displayed in the firearms trade from its inception. The Stockmaking section first exposes students to modern composite stocks, the fitting and inletting required for accuracy and epoxy bedding techniques designed to maximize repeatability and ultimately accuracy. Once the fitting and bedding on the composite stock has been completed students will then apply coating to the exterior of the stock to provide a strong and aesthetically pleasing finish.
Students then turn their attention to a semi-inlet wood stock. This stock will require the student to combine hand and machine work to join metal and wood in a manner that achieves one to one fit for accuracy and beauty. Inletting, dimensions, fitting, shaping and finish are all elements that students must display as they craft a one of a kind piece of work in their project rifle during the Stockmaking section.