Crotch cherry gunstock

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Project by rhett posted 08-21-2009 02:23 PM 3796 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.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 02:30 PM

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

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 02:47 PM

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!

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 02:58 PM

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 08-21-2009 05:31 PM

Great looking stock.

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

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 06:46 PM

I have to agree Great looking gun stock.

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

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 09:19 PM

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 08-22-2009 12:27 AM

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 08-22-2009 12:46 AM

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

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 01:55 AM

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.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#10 posted 08-22-2009 03:08 AM

Very cool well done

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 08-22-2009 06:28 PM

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 08-25-2009 04:24 AM

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 09-04-2009 05:38 AM

You make it look easy. Very nice!

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#14 posted 09-04-2009 05:43 AM

Very nice piece of functional art. Great job

-- Boatcap

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#15 posted 09-14-2009 10:53 PM

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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