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Eye Master
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I have my first sets of M14 bedding pillars available for $175. I apologize, but in preparation I cleaned up my picture hosting folder, and consolidated pictures, so now I think all the links on my previous thread are broken. So here are new.

A word of caution: I have made these, I have inletted a stock to fit, I have not glued a set into a stock, as these are the first production parts. So I am selling them on the basis of still being slightly developmental, and I'm counting on the experienced builders here to contribute to the best techniques for installing them.

In the pictures, some of the parts are bare aluminum - these are old pictures I am re-using because the bare aluminum shows up better in pictures. In reality, the parts are all anodized black.

Here is the set:


Note that these can be assembled with the receiver and trigger housing outside the stock. I intentionally made the rear pillar about 0.020 too tall, to allow for people with worn hooks. So my thought is that you would want to start by filing on the bottom of the pillar, and/or on the bottom of the pads where the trigger housing seats on the side plate, to get the draw pressure you want.



Starting at the heel. I have a pillar that goes from under the trigger pads, all the way up to under the heel. I purposely rough-machined the stalk part, to make sure the epoxy can grab nicely.
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You start by taking a drill and drilling two 1/4" holes in the back of the trigger pads, then smoothing the extra wood out with a file, so the thin part of the pillar fits nicely.



Then you drop the pillar in from the top, so the shelf lies on the stock, and trace around it with a sharpie. This gives you the outline, and you can go back with a Dremel and relieve the wood. I'll also have CAD drawings, in case you have a CNC option.







 

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In the front of the stock, start by removing the stock liner.


You will need to use a Dremel/chisel/ or mill to remove wood from the inside of the stock. Note here that in my first execution, I removed wood for the top and bottom 'pads' that went all the way to the outside of the stock, so you end up being able to see these things from the outside. In reality, you would not go all the way out, but leave a thin wall. That way, the pillar bedding system should be nearly invisible from the outside after is is assembled.



 
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