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HELP ... Show me some Wood !! .. NEED SOME HELP .. READ PLEASE

yellowhand

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Had an extra rear diopter sight so Paraguay clone! mocked up….Fly wood and YH refinishing…a winning combo…. Bayo wood is original…

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I've got to get me a set or two of Dean's wood before he stops making them,,,,,,the man is an artist.
 

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What? You have no fly wood???? Ive got a partial set of l1a1 includes stock, pg, and the pop stick in sycamore I dont know what to do with. Im thinkin you could match up some of your beech lam hg to it. Its not had anything applied to it yet. Might even find some sycamore laminate. But you are the laminate man. I will dig it out and post pic.
 
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What? You have no fly wood???? Ive got a partial set of l1a1 includes stock, pg, and the pop stick in sycamore I dont know what to do with. Im thinkin you could match up some of your beech lam hg to it. Its not had anything applied to it yet. Might even find some sycamore laminate. But you are the laminate man. I will dig it out and post pic.
Its "possible",,,,,,if I can find the "exact stuff" I need to make this work.
Laminating curved surfaces is not for the faint of heart.:)LOL
Took me a while to figure it all out and I'm still learning.
Not everything available will work.

I'll look around this week,,,,see whats out there,,,this below, will not work except for flat surfaces......

 

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Beech may work too
 

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Not like the guy needs any more glowing reviews but the beech grip I got from Dean looks amazing, highly recommended. That L1A1 set you sold me got me hooked!
I'd done up a lot of individual pieces for folks, but your set, got my attention, damn nice it is.
Guards not an issue,,,but will go looking for a beech butt and grip,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for myself.:)
 

The Chief

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New to the FAL world.
Went into my local pawnshop shop last week and seen this beauty sitting on the shelf. Price marked was $850, talked them down to $700.
Research tells me it's an Imbel receiver with British parts.
Damn, nice grab... why can't I ever find such deals at pawn shops, like ever 😭
 

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Group buy Imbel from back in the day... recently added the optic but haven't had the opportunity to give it a try.
First Fal I ever built, don't recall exactly but guessing 2003ish. (also my second parkerizing job)
Wood is one of Matt's very early sets... I was afraid of cracking so I glass bedded the handguards where they fit the gas block to improve the fit.
Wood was finished by me as well, don't judge LOL

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