Choose the right tool for the job. If you decide to make a notch on the wooden butt of a rifle, you need a thin cutter, it is better that the end was cut off obliquely. The tool can be ordered, but you can do it yourself. For the manufacture of cutter you can take an ordinary needle files square cross-section. Heat it on gas to produce the release of metal, bend gently in the vise, and place the cutter teeth of the future. Remove small burrs with a needle file and temper a chisel. The tool is ready, you can begin to work.
Take care of the organization of a suitable working space with sufficient lighting. Table use of a suitable size for convenient operation, it should not be foreign objects. The lamp should be at a height of 13-15 cm from the table so you can easily see all the fine details of drawing and fine nuances.
Make a template of the future notches and draw it carefully with a sharp pencil. Make sure the image is the same on both sides of the butt. Apply intersecting master lines. The angle of intersection is usually 55-70 degrees.
Start doing the layout using the tool. To help in the cutting of notches may needle file triangular cross-section, which will help speed up the process of drawing lines. If the wood of the butt is not very strong, you can work with needle files, square section.
After cutting the notches, soak it with oil. After that, the notch will take the form of a beautiful dark mesh. Notch ready. The patterning on the butt there is nothing particularly complicated. When selecting the right tools and enough patience, you can create a very original and complex drawings that will not only make the butt of the weapon is less slippery and more comfortable, but also perfectly decorate the gun.