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Old 10-19-2012, 02:17 AM
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Best looking piece of wood I've seen in quite awhile!
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:17 AM
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The wood is maple.
Not just your off the shelf maple, I believe that's 'curly' maple. Not as common and more expensive. There's also 'birds eye' and 'tiger' maple. Like curly maple they have very nice grain and really snap when properly finished. And they cost a bit more than regular straight grained maple.

But either way, that is one sweet stock!
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:59 PM
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I think the maple used in that stock is called quilted maple. I've also heard it called curly maple. I don't know the specific differences in the names, but I think it is named based on the grain pattern, not a species of a maple tree. I do like how it came out.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:03 PM
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Wow that is amazingLooks like a possible AZGUY stock...but I guess we'll never know
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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I like AZGUY's work, but I didn't get this stock from him. I still need to keep the promise I made to the person that did make it.

Thanks for understanding.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:57 PM
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I think the maple used in that stock is called quilted maple. I've also heard it called curly maple. I don't know the specific differences in the names, but I think it is named based on the grain pattern, not a species of a maple tree. I do like how it came out.
Correct, that is QUILTED maple. Curly, tiger, or fiddleback is the name for maple that has the distinct vertical striping you see most commonly on nice BP rifles. Or on backs of fiddles, of course.
Whoever made that stock, my hat is off to him because of the finish he got on that quilted maple. Anyone who has worked with that stuff knows it is the toughest of all woods to bring to that degree of fine finish. What looks like waves in the wood is caused by the grain changing directions in a wild pattern which results in you having to work the wood face-grain, edge-grain & end-grain, all on the same surface. Impossible to plane or even use a scraper to smooth due to that, so persistent fine-grit sanding is about the only way to get what we see here.
Congrat's, it is beautiful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:12 PM
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Correct, that is QUILTED maple. Curly, tiger, or fiddleback is the name for maple that has the distinct vertical striping you see most commonly on nice BP rifles. Or on backs of fiddles, of course.
Bob4BVM, I'd forgotten about 'quilted' and 'tiger' maple but have to agree with your explanation of the differences. I stand corrected. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:18 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:38 PM
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DUDE...THAT IS ABSOLUTELY FREAKING BEAUTIFUL AND COOL AT THE SAME TIME ...YES MY CAPLOCK IS ON...I AM YELLING! That is NICE...good job!
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very nice looking rifle
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I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is that exactly on the end of your barrel? I have never seen anything like that before.
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That's a TUNER......Adjustable weight for "TUNING" barrel vibrations

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:30 PM
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I'm still learning how to use the tuner, but you turn the dial to reduce the group size. You have to try different settings to see what produces the smallest group. The idea is that this makes single shots more accurate too.

I noticed about a 1/4 inch difference at 50 yards with this rifle from one extreme to the other. I'm not sure if that is what other people see or not.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:21 AM
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That is a once-in-a-lifetime piece of timber, sir. Well done!
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