Checkering tools

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May checkering tools, the type used for walnut gunstocks, be used for checkering....say ...pearl scales? Or must they be checkered with files?
 

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Checkering files work fine on MOP.Go slow,straight, and gentle - no wiggle or twisting. Brush/wipe out dust often. There won't be much dust created,but remember that MOP is not lung friendly.A damp cloth should capture any stray dust.
 
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There are carbide checkering tools available, I use them and they are very sharp. Take a look at Brownells -- they have every thing related to gun stock work.
 
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