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Old 11-20-2016, 02:18 PM   #65
Zebra

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This is the stock pattern that has given me the most trouble. It's quite literally a nightmare:




This one is made out of carbon fiber sheet molding compound (which is what Steyr uses for their high end cf stocks). It works well for a painted piece. It's light and strong.

It is when I try to replicate it as a cosmetic piece that I have issues. It has tiny 90 degree angles, sharp corners / edges and long flat sides to cause bowing. Plus, the surface has a texture and I wanted to make it without ruining the original.

When I have finally figured out how to make this pattern with an exposed glossy twill weave, I will consider myself a cf master. I can't tell you how frustrating this pattern is to work with....
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