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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Coming together nicely! Do you need to find a new home for the old stocks?
    Maybe, I will think about it

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    Good progress on the foreend today and yesterday, just wait until that grain and figure is revealed. If I can keep the lines of the wood right, it will be stunning.

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    Couple pictures of progress, slowed by walnut harvest.

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    I've got 2 walnut trees I'm gonna cut down this weekend, wish I knew how to make stocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldtrigger View Post
    I've got 2 walnut trees I'm gonna cut down this weekend, wish I knew how to make stocks
    I am not an expert, but the gunstock company around here pays like 6 cents a pound for the trunks, but they need to be 24" diameter, and preferably still standing and living so they can harvest the wood and start the drying process correctly.

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    It takes a good trunk to get a stock blank from, and one blank in 100 or fewer will have beautiful usable figure, that's why it's expensive and why so much plastic is used today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldtrigger View Post
    I've got 2 walnut trees I'm gonna cut down this weekend, wish I knew how to make stocks
    1. Inlet your barrel and action.
    2. Set your buttplate for your preferred trigger pull and drop.
    3. Remove all wood that does not look like a rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strugl4xsc View Post
    I am not an expert, but the gunstock company around here pays like 6 cents a pound for the trunks, but they need to be 24" diameter, and preferably still standing and living so they can harvest the wood and start the drying process correctly.

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    You are right about the drying process.
    A lot of times they dig down in an attempt to get better figure. Walnut checks and splits if not dried correctly. There is a lot more than just sawing planks.
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    Strugl4xsc your stock is looking good. The only thing I would do different is loose the brass buttplate screws.
    Muzzle loader Builder supply sells unplated steel screws. Just polish and blue the heads.
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    Yes, the brass screws are just for initial fitting, it will have clocked slotted blued screws.

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