Great news--I'm sure you can't wait. The stocks are very good but there is some work in finishing the inletting and the final sanding and finishing. I've always bedded actions in Brownells steel bed anyway so that wasn't a problem. Wood will need to be removed here and there for a proper fit. But if you've done this before you know that. My advise it to take your time and don't get in a rush. I know you'll want to get the rifle set into the wood as soon as you get it, but work deliberately, take your time. If I can answer any questions, please email me. I want to know what you think about it when it arrives. I've never worked with maple. I like English walnut best for inletting and checkering but I've grown to like Claro a lot for the figure and beauty. Best of luck. If I can help--please let me know.