While looking at some of the other out of the ordinary cool gun projects I have mentioned I was working on something not so common as well.
I bought an AR wood furniture kit and did a little custom work to it.
My goal was to have an AR with wooden furniture while still having a free float handguard with a top rail. I had to overcome a few issues like the wooden hand guard I bought was not free float and no rail existed. To achieve my goals I bought the smallest diameter free float hand guard with a top rail that I could find. The Midwest Industries gent 2 ss hand guard is what I used to achieve free float with a top rail.
Then the task at hand was to find a way to modify the wooden hand guard to fit around the free free float hand guard and to allow the top rail to be exposed and useable. Through the use of my trusty Dremel rotary tool I was able to cut the top of the wooden hand guard to allow space for the Midwest top rail. I then used the Dremel again to sand down the inside of the wooden hand guard halves so that the wooden hand guard halves would fit tightly around the Midwest hand guard. Finally I just had to drill some holes into the wooden hand guard halves and screw them to the Midwest hand guard.
Voila, you can see the results below (forgive the crappy pictures, I'll try to get some better ones). I'm excited about it and hope some find it interesting. Enjoy Before:After:Side profile long ways:Custom hand guard assembled:Custom hand guard side profile assembled:
Down the barrel free float view