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Toneloc

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So wanted to get some input on this chipped out part of my stock. Early on had a “can’t have nothing nice” type moment and chipped a small part of the toe. Not even sure when it happened, so unfortunately couldn’t locate the broken chunk.

Initially I was thinking about a toe plate anyhow, so I wasn’t too upset.

Now that I’m sanding, that little area probably has the best figure on the stock…..and I’m sort of not wanting to cover it up.

Not sure I could get away with sanding an acute angle to clean up.

Thoughts?
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Maybe not exactly correct but you could radius the end of the butt enough to take the chipped area out. The other thing that could be done is just use enough of a toe plate to take out the chipped area perhaps a inch or two long. I think I would go with the shorter toe plate.
 

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Simple. Fit a little piece of wood and glue it on, then shape it down to match the butt. If you do it well, and watch the grain direction, it will be nearly invisible. Even if you can see it, it will still look a lot better than cutting down the butt to try to get rid of the chipped area.
 
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Simple. Fit a little piece of wood and glue it on, then shape it down to match the butt. If you do it well, and watch the grain direction, it will be nearly invisible. Even if you can see it, it will still look a lot better than cutting down the butt to try to get rid of the chipped area.
Sage advice from @Stophel ,
It's tiny, Nobody but you will see the band-aid if you do what @Colonial Boy just said, You could add a toe plate and make it even smaller
 

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Like the plan to put a little patch. Should the butt plate over hang like it does? Or should that be ground back?
 
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There is a reason why so many original guns had toe plates as that is an area apt to break out from even a minor bump on the toe. I would inlet a short toe plate and interlock it with the buttplate.
 
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On my last rifle assembly I had the same issue. A toe plate was insufficient to cover it. The grain is running in a bad direction in that spot. That makes chipping out a problem. I made three attempts. I lost the chip, if I had it I would have glued it back on with super glue. I didn't have it. I made a replacement chip, it did not stay on. I tried again, no dice. I cut off a large chunk and made a replacement piece out of similar wood with the same grain orientation. I use tiny brass pins and epoxy. That one stayed. When I installed the toe plate inlet I use a brand new milling cutter run at hihg speed and fed very slow. All of but plate fitting in the chip area was done with a feather touch and always cutting toward the middle.

If you use the same wood, orient the grain the same, and match the grain pattern, grafted on pieces are nearly invisible.
 
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