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Old 07-23-2020, 06:15 PM
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This isn't a 22, but I thought you guys might like to see what I've been working on the past couple weeks. I bought a Howa 243 cal, barreled action from Brownells. The action will be resting in a zebra wood, thumbhole stock. I have pillared and bedded the action. Here's a few progressive pictures of my build.























I finished the stock today, with about 10 coats of truoil. This is nice wood to work with. The grain is very unusual.












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Old 07-23-2020, 07:16 PM
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Very nice job on that. The zebra wood looks great.

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Old 07-23-2020, 07:30 PM
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I've never made a stock out of zebrawood, but I did use it to make a balance bike for my grandson for Christmas last year. Wheels and handle bar are maple, and the seat is padauk, but the balance is zebrawood. It seemed to machine well and took a finish readily, but the pores are difficult to fill using gunstock finishing techniques. It also doesn't scrape cleanly, so precise inletting could be a problem. Having said that, claro doesn't scrape well either, and I've made many stocks out of claro:

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Hey guys, thank for checking out my work. That bike turned out beautiful, what kind of finish did you go with?
The irregularities In the zebra wood didn’t cause any problems because everything is bedded. The action seems to be very stable. I guess we’ll find out, whenever I get a chance to burn a little powder.
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That's a really nice looking stock!
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That came out great! How long between coats of Tru Oil?
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That came out great! How long between coats of Tru Oil?
I did a couple in about 6 hours, then let them dry 24 hours, then wet sand with 1000, then do it again until it was smooth. Iíll probably do a few more later.
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Another gorgeous stock! Job well done sir.
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I have made a few things from zebra wood.
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I have made a few things from zebra wood.
Hey Clark, thanks for checking out my work. I think the zebra wood is an interesting media to work with. This stock is my first experience with the wood. Itís kinda expensive, but itís worth it.
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