|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 08-05-2009 07:02 PM||10654 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
This was a commissioned project.
This gun was part of a set of three that I did for a family in Wichita, Kansas
- You can see the Pheasant Carving by clicking here
- You can see the Tom Turkey Carving by clicking here
- You can see the Quail Carving by clicking here
If you have a gunstock that you would like to have personalized with a carving, send me an email to discuss the project.
This is a Remington 870 12ga Shotgun, with an original factory walnut stock that I custom carved.
An old friend of mine from Wichita, Kansas has three sons and a daughter.
He asked me to carve a gun stock for each of his sons, and they picked out what game bird they each wanted, and what side of the gun they wanted it carved on.
I don’t know what my Friend’s Daughter is getting….I’ll keep asking him.
Here is the posting of the Tom Turkey Carved Guns Stock
I haven’t been given the third gun yet for the Pheasant carving.
Since this gun was in “used” condition when I recieved it for the carving work, the finish on the stock and forearm grip were in really poor shape. So, I resanded both sections and refinished them while I had them in my shop.
The artwork on this gunstock is my own original drawing, although I modified the Quail some from a carving plan I found at carvingpatterns.com.
The finish I applied started with Watco’s Danish Oil, which is an oil/varnish mix. After applying several wiped coats of the Danish Oil over several days, I moved onto Wipe-On Polyurethane. After a few coats of the Wipe-On Poly, I added several coats of sprayed Satin Polyurethane to smooth out the finish. I’m pretty happy with the overall finish at this point, and it should be dependable in the field when this gun is used, even in rain or snow.
thanks for reading,
(Note: All photos, project design, artwork, carving patter, and text is protected by copyright 2009 by the author M.A. DeCou, all rights reserved, no unauthorized use of this material in whole, or part is allowed without expressed written permission.)
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com