|Project by HalDougherty||posted 07-17-2009 05:19 AM||32735 views||7 times favorited||24 comments|
I just finished this stock. It was made from rough sawmill lumber that I dried, laminated and carved. I make laminated stocks for several reasons. The main one is stability for target shooting, the other big reason is the time needed to dry a thick blank and the high cost of fancy wood in sizes big enough to use. I have been buying 4/4 green lumber from local sawmills, drying it in the attic of my 100 year old farmhouse. I’m too old to wait years for 3” blanks to dry… Plus 1” boards are so much cheaper than gunstock blanks.
Check out the cherry slab the stock is resting on… As soon as it’s dry, I’ll make a couple of benches and the rest will be gunstocks.
The stock was carved using a 5 axis duplicator from Dakota Arms. It’s the ultimate router accessory.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com