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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Gunstock wood

I might have a line on a nice old gun that needs a stock. Trouble I'm having is everytime I try to search trying to find someplace that sells just the wood all I come up with are company's selling actual stocks or blanks. I just need a hunk of wood, I have the bandsaw and all carving tools from carving decoys. Anyone have any suggestions where I can find a selection of wood? I'm not necessarily interested in walnut, just anything that isn't straight grained lumber.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 11:57 PM
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Re: Gunstock wood

I took a large walnut tree down a few years ago and my buddy wanted a section to make a stock for one of his guns. I cut the piece longer than he needed then slabbed it with my chainsaw about 10 inches thick. He put it in his garage to dry for over a year before we carved his stock.

You may be able to get some ruff cut wood at a local sawmill or find someone with a portable mill that can cut a slab for you.

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This place sells 16/4ths wood,call them. http://www.houseofhardwood.com/products.asp

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Re: Gunstock wood

This info may have some value to you.
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/i...?topic=66491.0

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Re: Gunstock wood

Gunstock blanks are air dryed 1 year for every inch of thickness...then into the kiln.

Some think that's over kill, and that's OK if they do. But you're going to invest a lot of time into carving and inletting and final finish. You can do what you want..I'm just giving you food for thought.

Is this an old relic that could have some value if the original stock was carefully reproduced. Or is it just a nice old gun that would make good everyday beater?
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Re: Gunstock wood

high power, low power? seen an absolute goergeous stock on a 22 from sumac

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
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Re: Gunstock wood

Curley summed it up pretty well.

The kiln drying process might seem a little overboard but when you inlet the barrel and action and shape the rest, you are left with very little meat. If the wood is not dried properly, stocks tend to twist once inletted.

The climate where the wood is grown also greatly affects the quality of a stock. Eastern Walnut and even some British and French Walnuts are very porous and don't cut very nicely when inletting. California Walnut seems to be quite a bit nicer but cost a bit more than most others.
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Re: Gunstock wood

What are you calling a blank?

A blank is what you are looking for, which is basically just a squared up slab of wood, on which you draw the shape of the stock you want, and start cutting from there.....

there are blanks on ebay all of the time.

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Re: Gunstock wood

Ok, it is just a blank that I'm looking for. I don't want to "find" something locally, because of the issues of drying it out. I've carved plenty of wood with decoys and I know what troubles you run into with "damp" wood.

Good call buck, all that I have been able to find are the roughed out "blanks" that have been formed on a bandsaw. All I really want is a slab of wood, whether that be cleaned up or still rough cut.

I'm kind of putting the cart before the horse here. I should probably acquire the rifle first before I go any further. Thanks for the replies.

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Joel Russo in Harrisburg is an expert on wood stocks. Contact him at: russoriflestocks.com

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