Carcano 91/38 build.
Along with the Enfield’s I’m building, there’s a couple of Carcano’s in the mix, started shaping one today, hopefully by this time next week, should have a few more stocks coming to shape.
What do you use to taper the bodies?
Here’s a pic of the weapon I use, this is an old black and decker 4 1/2 inch dia grinder, nowadays they are 14 mm threaded 115mm dia, but there’s loads of these wood shaping blades on eBay, so you’ll find something to fit.
They need a bit of practice as they are quite fierce to use in the beginning. When the shape is close I use a wood rasp/file to flatten it out, then 40 grit, to 80 grit, to 120 grit production paper.
Done a bit more on shaping the stocks, 2 Carcano’s, 1 L42a1, and a shorty SMLE, abit more sanding to get the trigger height right, then make top woods.