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Walnut Dowel
« on: January 20, 2024, 10:09:21 AM »
Gentlemen,  Anyone here have a foot long piece of 1/2" walnut dowel?  I'm needing to plug the ramrod hole on a couple of cut down stocks.
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2024, 11:45:41 AM »
What I do have is a special stepped dowel I use to repair stocks.
I have filled the ramrod mortice, but it is primarily for cracked stocks. I have two sizes 1/4 & 1/2"

It is a stronger joint than a straight dowel and requires a special drill bit * though perhaps unneeded for a ramrod mortice...
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2024, 12:19:27 PM »
I just cheat: I have a lathe and scrap walnut.  Plugging a ramrod or cleaning rod hole seldom takes more than a 2"-3" piece, so it only takes a couple minutes to knock one out.  Shoot me a PM and maybe we can get you fixed up.
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2024, 08:07:20 AM »

 :) Woodcraft Supply.  Getcha about 3 feet you betcha.

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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2024, 08:42:50 AM »
Yup! or Amazon.com




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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2024, 03:46:48 PM »
Major 2, could you give some more info on your split stock repair set up. that looks very slick, and obviously a stronger way to patch a split. Is the wooden pluc for both sizes of drill bit? Where could your ordinary, average Joe get one of these?

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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2024, 08:38:17 AM »
Thanks for the information

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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2024, 09:18:52 AM »
I actually  did a article, for the NCOWS Shootist...on the repair of the Krag stock....

https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?topic=63461.msg751455#msg751455

The stock was broken through the wrist, a replacement search was futile.
My Krag is a rare Constellatory Rifle, and a replacement Constellatory stock was unobtanium.
I considered a cutting an original Rifle stock down, I also considered purchasing a Replica carbine stock.
Both options, were pricy for the core stocks, in the $300 range.

The break was clean along the graining and very minor loss of wood splinters.
So, I decided to keep it original.

I used Titebond III and several Miller Dowels, 4 down and 3 up thru the length on the crack.
It is actually stronger than it was originally.

The restored stock is shown.

 

 
 
 
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2024, 04:29:40 PM »
Excellent repair!
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2024, 08:48:30 PM »
Thank you, Sir
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2024, 10:28:05 AM »
WOW! Roger that is superb work.
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Re: Walnut Dowel
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2024, 11:27:03 AM »
Thank you, Dec

I used to do repairs on antique furniture for Throsby's Auction Gallery, in Palm Beach 
My Shop was just next door at 911 N. Railroad. The main reason for the shop was scenery for the Royal Poinciana Playhouse.
Throsby often brought pieces in from the finer homes and collections.
I did some work for the Marjorie Merriweather Post Palm Beach mansion.

Yep ! Mar-a-Lago  ;)  We did Pecan bookcases to the Kennedy's, this was in mid and late 70's.
And some antique furniture restoration work for Flagler's Breakers Hotel.
 Don (my mentor) and I did the work but did not get meet or greet the richie riches.  :-\

Don was master and thought me a lot. He was also a WW2 B26 Bomber Pilot in the Pacific.
 
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