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Old 02-02-2020, 11:37 AM
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I'm getting ready to start work on a new stock. This will be from scrap hickory, Probably should be thrown in the dumpster, but, I like a challenge. This wood is full of knots and blemishes. Should be an interesting build.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:14 PM
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Is it for sale?
Honestly what does a stock like this you build cost a poor man like me?
I really admire your work.
Will you post a lot of pictures drilling out the action well and barrel. Thanks.
Can you cut out and make “skeleton” forearms?
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I finished the action inlet and installed a pillar, but haven't had a chance to do any shaping of the stock. Here's a couple pictures of my progress.



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That is going to be a mighty pretty stock, especially if you can keep from getting the stain too dark. I may be in the minority but I think that the figure in such woods as maple and hickory should be allowed to show. Too many guys stain them with walnut stain and obscure the figure that makes them what they are.
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That is going to be a mighty pretty stock, especially if you can keep from getting the stain too dark. I may be in the minority but I think that the figure in such woods as maple and hickory should be allowed to show. Too many guys stain them with walnut stain and obscure the figure that makes them what they are.
I plan on keeping the wood looking natural, using a truoil finish. It’s gonna be interesting looking, with all the blemishes. Some of the holes and cracks will be filled with epoxy. I hope that won’t take away from the natural look.
There wasn’t a lot of wood to work with, so the forend had to have a piece of walnut added, to give me enough length.
It’s not installed yet, but the butt will also get a small piece of walnut, to give a usable length of pull.
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Knots are beautiful. My home is trimmed on the knottiest wood I could find.
Fill those holes with transparent red and blue!


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Knots are beautiful. My home is trimmed on the knottiest wood I could find.
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How did you color the epoxy. I do have some brown and black coloring, that was in a glass bedding kit I used with my first Howa build.
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I had a chance to work on the stock a little bit today. Don't seem like I'm getting a lot done. mother nature is not working with me on this one. I did get the piece of walnut glued to the butt and a little bit of shaping with my table saw.
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Winter is getting ready to hit again tomorrow, so thought I better get outside and get some sanding done. My next step with this stock will be trying to fill a few of really bad holes and cracks in the wood.
Here's a few pictures of my progress, so far.

















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I think I got all the holes and cracks filled. Probably gonna let the epoxy cure for a day or so, before doing the final sanding and shaping.



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Looking good Larry! Lots of character in that hickory.
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Most of my sanding is finished on this hickory stock. I'm gonna do a wet sand with 1000 grit and truoil, to fill the grain and small cracks, then it will be ready for the final finish to be applied.
Here's a few pictures of my progress, so far.













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Great job there lb

Hickory wood is beautiful in its own way...well demonstrated


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The stock will need a couple more coats of truoil, but it looks good enough for a few pictures. Turned out better than I was expecting it. Hickory is a beautiful wood.




















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Looking really nice! You do beautiful werk!
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