Crotch cherry gunstock

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Project by rhett posted 1826 days ago 3455 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gunstock I recently finished. It is my first attempt at such a project. If your not trying new things, then what are you doing. Thought it might be fun to do, which it was. It is a piece of crotch cherry with a walnut butt plate. The wood butt plate was chosen since there is no recoil with a 22lr. This was a Marlin 15Y my father bought me when I was 7. It was way too small to shoot so that Is why I picked this gun to do. I have a feeling all my rifles will now be getting uprgades.


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#1 posted 1826 days ago

Boy, the words “custom” gun-stock doesn’t do this thing justice.
It came out beautifully!
Nice work !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 1826 days ago

That is awesome, my son has a marlin .22, youth model, this might be nice to try if I only knew where to start. Guess I’ll add it to the list :) Well Done!

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#3 posted 1826 days ago

Can’t say I’m a gun guy but that looks really cool, nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 1826 days ago

Great looking stock.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 1826 days ago

I have to agree Great looking gun stock.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 1825 days ago

I AM A GUN GUY! and I love your stock!

Great job!

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#7 posted 1825 days ago

Nice curves, You should be proud ! Great job and you will enjoy it so much more building the stock yourself.
The wood and finish WORK.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#8 posted 1825 days ago

That looks absolutely awesome. I would love to see more pics from other angles!

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#9 posted 1825 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments. Not as hard as you might think. Router, right angle grinder, rasp, file and sandpaper. O’yeah, lots of time and patience. I have a piece of birdseye begging to get with my Mauser. Hopefully some paying work will come in or I’ll have the nicest collection of guns in KY.


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#10 posted 1825 days ago

Very cool well done

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1825 days ago

Its a beaut, nice work.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 1822 days ago

Beautiful and functional. The crotch wood should be extremely stable. Nice work. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 1812 days ago

You make it look easy. Very nice!

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#14 posted 1812 days ago

Very nice piece of functional art. Great job

-- Boatcap

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#15 posted 1801 days ago

This is really a beautifully made piece. Even if it is for a gun . . . It looks like it would be a lot more comfortable with those extra curves and heft. I think you’re on to something here. You could be kept real busy by gun enthusiasts who want to modernize their gun stock.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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