2023 Ultimate Checkering Gift Guide
It’s that time of year where the age-old question is being asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” Often leading us to completely forget anything we have ever wanted in our entire life. Well, no worries! This year we have compiled a list that every craftsman should be able to find something to add to their list!
For the Beginner:
The Starter Kit-
For someone who is ready to get their hands dirty and learn the art of checkering this kit has everything they need to begin to learn the craft! The kit comes with both push and pull cutters so you can experiment on which type of cutter feels more comfortable to you. Additionally, you have three choices of spacing tools, choose between 16, 18, and 20 Lines Per Inch (LPI).
The Re-Cut Kit-
Many new craftsmen become interested in checkering due to the desire to re-cut an older stock. Due to this unique avenue of an introduction to the hobby we have developed the BRAND NEW Re-Cut Kit! This kit features two cutters, checkering oil, and a practice coaster! An excellent way to ensure you feel confident before touching your stock!
The Final Touch – A Complete Course In Gunstock Checkering-
This book is an excellent resource that will help a new craftsman learn the basics and the foundation of checkering. Combine this resource and our Checkering Basics YouTube series, and you’ll be checkering diamonds in no time.
A great way to start a new project is to lay it out prior to cutting. These grease pencils will allow you to do so with ease!
For the Hobbyist:
The Duck Call Kit-
If you are ready to level up your call lanyard, and also want to drive into the world of artisan calls, this kit is for you! This kit has all the cutters you need to start checkering your own calls, and the option to choose between a 16 LPI spacing tool or an 18 LPI.
Hand Checkering Tools-
An excellent holiday gift is always to give someone something they already know and love! Our single line hand checkering tools are an excellent gift for any craftsman and come in a variety of options.
Stockings are always a big hit on Christmas morning in our house! Check out some suggestions below on what to add to your Christmas shopping list!
These layout tools are amazingly helpful in measuring lines per inch and also setting the master line (or foundation) in a checkering project.
Another excellent layout tool to add to a stocking! We have several options for these stickers on our website, and a video of how to use them as well. Great for beginners and experienced craftsmen alike.
Sling Swivel Studs-
A beautiful and classy way to finish any firearm project. These sling swivel studs are made in house and fit a standard sling swivel.
Ask any craftsman who has been checkering for a while and they will tell you how it has impacted their hands. These finger rests are a small addition to any hand checkering tool that can help take some of the pressure off their hands, what a gift!
Ed’s Big Punch-
Another excellent versatile tool to add to any toolbox! This punch comes in two different finishes, brass and aluminum. Featured in the Spring of 2014 edition of Gunmaker magazine.
After a long day of working in the shop it’s nice to be able to make sure you can get all of the gunk off! This soap has pumice grit made into it to help get stubborn material off your hands, but also moisturizes as well!