Thanks Shawn, yeah actually its a new buttstock so that might make it a little easier. thanks everyone for the input, ill let you know soon how it pans out.I imagine that you can do it with that, with some finesse. Put masking tape on your stock to protect it from marring, mount the butt pad and then mark the mounting face with a sharp 'tool'; 'exacto' hobby knife, maybe? Then remove and start grinding away towards your marks. You'll need a vise. May take several mounting/dismounting iterations, and be careful to keep your grinding on-plane with the stock profile.
I settled into the team approach. I had an oscillating rotary table grinder, my neighbor bought a butt-pad jig. He's done several for shotguns, and I've done one for a shotgun. Easy to keep the grind 'square' with the table surface and the jig, but still some cleanup needed with an orbital sander at the transition between the toe and heel grind angles.
If you are refinishing the stock too, easy to get a nice smooth fit. Good luck with the project.
actually i tried that but the vice wouldnt hold the sander securely, kept jumping out. ive been looking on ebay today for a table mounted unit. Lol i wont do this the old fashioned way again.Congrats. After your post I was wondering if it wouldn't be easier to mount a belt sander in the vertical position in a vise.....there would still be the problem with mounting your jig solidly tho.....
Now i really like that. wow that would sve me alot of grief.This is what I use:
Don't know if Ryobi still offers it; not on their website. Think I got it at Sears. The sander drum rotates, and oscillates up/down. Works well with the buttpad jig.
This setup was something like $100+ about 6+ yrs ago.