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Unread 03-18-2013, 03:58 PM
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Re: making a stock

Look at the other side of the blank. The stripes may or may not go through, but they aren't just on the surface.

I hope it works out for you. Stockmaking is a slow, messy process. Be sure to wear a good dust mask. Most stock woods have toxic dust.

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    Re: making a stock

    I had a 'thing' for fiddle back maple 15yrs. ago. Tiger-Hunt will take you to a small company owned and operated by Mike Barton. His main interest is in traditional muzzle loaders but, he also cuts blanks for modern bolt action rifles and 2 piece stocks. I've bought 4, maybe 5 rifle blanks from him and never been disappointed. His blanks are nice and prices reasonable. I've always bought his top grade, no sense in putting work into less. I still have one in the rafters of the shop. I'll see if I can manage to get it down and get a good pic.
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    Here's one I got from "Tiger Hunt". Nop! Thats a piece of Turkish Walnut that I'll be starting soon.
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    Here 'tis. I sprayed it down with denatured alcohol before I took the pic
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    Shortgrass, how the heck did you decide where to lay the stock out on that Turkish blank?

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    That's just that 'patten' tracing every wood supplier thinks they have to put on a piece of wood. I may look at turning that 'pattern drawing' over to miss that knot. There's pleanty of wood there. It'll depend on how the grain flows as whether I can do that, or not. Both sides of that blank have lots of figure. The knot doesn't go all the way through, and it's solid. I can't stick my scribe point into it. It's a hefty 2 7/8" thick. It's been in my shop for 12 years, best I can figure. Was told it was four years old when I bought it. Had to move it to get at the Maple so, got it down and took a pic, too.
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    Hey shortgrass...

    I'll call your Turkish piece:
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