I know I'll get a lot of "Just go buy one" responses, but I have a question related to custom wood rifle stocks, and it also applies to custom wood 1911 grips. My buddy has let me hunt his ranch for as long as I've been into hunting, and I'd like to thank him and his dad with something special that you can't just go to Brownells or Cabela's and pick off the rack. He has a lot of nice to very nice firearms, but he always uses the same Remington 700 in .270 when we deer hunt. His factory BDL stock could use some refinishing, but I got an idea. He has hundreds of acres of mesquite on his ranch- how cool would it be to make a custom stock for him out of wood from his ranch? I was hoping some of the members of this forum could help me understand the steps involved...I know the would probably has to dry, or be fired in a kiln, for quite some time. From there, what is involved? Is there anyone out there that does this already and simply requires that you ship your wood to them? I figure if Porsche can make custom interiors for cattle ranchers using hides from their ranch, surely someone can do something with wood. Thanks in advance!