Re: making a stock
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.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face.