An avid Cowboy Action shooter wanted his '73 to be easy to recognize when he went to pull it out of "the rack" at a shoot. All he knew that he wanted for sure, was for the Checkering patterns to meet the action squarely in straight lines on both the buttstock and forearm.
I decided to use points on the pattern ends opposite the action. The forearm pattern wraps fully around underneath from side to side, giving a very large area of positive grip.
The master lines for the wrap-around-under grip panel start behind the lower tang and go foreward up onto each side of the grip. This provided a functional grip and the distinctive look the shooter wanted. My bench log shows 12 hours went into this Checkering job.