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post #1 of 5 Old 01-16-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Noob from ND..

Hi Folks,

My Name is Rod & I am working to figure out how to do some killer finishes on target rifle stocks made with exotics. Currently my stock guy is looking for some Zebrawood.

Always wanted to do fine woodwork projects and learn how to properly use tools. No guidance in ND, no classes, nor woodshops, bummer..

But now I found this place..


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post #2 of 5 Old 01-16-2011, 12:12 PM
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Welcome to the forum... gun stocks seem to be an interesting little hobby... post some pics when you can... especially that zebrawood when you get it done.
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Gun stocks can be fun to make.
Just make sure that you pick out material that has good grain structure.
No softwoods.
Grain direction is important so that the stock, when it absorbs the shock of the recoil, does not split.
A tight grain is best.
Or a laminated stock is great also.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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TX Sawduster & thegrgyle,

Thanks for the welcome. Rifle Stocks, my friend who makes the stocks knows his stuff so I have no worries there. He makes alot of long range stocks for heavy duty boomers (.375/408 Cheytac) in Bubinga, Maple, & laminates. My first bench riflestock I had him do is in a blue/gray laminate and its beautiful.

I have always wanted to more woodwork and fine finishing, so I am here to learn.. Is it appropropriate to post firearms pix here?

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Originally Posted by Nodak7mm View Post
.. Is it appropropriate to post firearms pix here?

Welcome to the forum.

Post away.

OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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