Checkering Book back in Print!

Popular title returns in a Second Printing. People who desire to learn checkering will love it.
By: 4D Reamer Rentals LTD
KALISPELL, Mont. - March 18, 2020 - PRLog -- Sherman L. Mays wrote and published this excellent "How To" book back in 2009.  After a successful run with the book Sherman decided at 77 he had no desired to print the book again.  That's when Fred Zeglin at 4D Reamer Rentals LTD stepped in, after purchasing the right to the book he undertook a second printing, so the book in now in print once again.

Sherman has been working with stocks over forty years.  He has taught many people to checker, so he knows and the tips and methods that will benefit you most when starting out. He put this text together just for the beginner.

Skip the common errors that most beginners have to endure.  Instead you can concentrate on practicing and spend more time learning.  This is the first book on the subject of checking in a very long time and quite frankly the first to teach you about the aesthetics of checkering.  It's not just the process of cutting lines, its doing it in such a way that you improve the quality of the stock, no matter the grade of wood.

Lessons start with the tools used in checking and how to work with them.  Sherman helps you cut your first line, instructs how to recut an old stock and of course how to lay out a pattern on a gunstock.

This book is fully illustrated with almost 300 color photos.   No other book provides instruction that will take you from first attempt to expert.  The tips and insights here seem to grow with you as you improve. Checkering does not take long to learn, it requires practice and patience. It will keep you challenged for a lifetime and it's just plain fun.

About the Author

Sherman L. Mays was born in Southern California and raised in the agricultural area of the Northern Sacramento Valley where hunting the canals and rice fields with a single shot Winchester bolt action rifle brought about the love of guns and hunting.  But it wasn't until he was in the Army that he sought to explore stock work and checkering and began learning his chosen craft.  Now, some forty years later, he has identified the problems he had in learning, and with his writing and illustrations he assist others in not repeating the same mistakes.

Sherman is an active supporter of new shooters, he is a constant fixture at SCTP, NSSA and ATA AIM competitions, offering assistance on stock fitting and modifications.

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ISBN# 978-0-615-24644-4      Retail $42.95

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Location:Kalispell - Montana - United States
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