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Gun Stock Carving: Walnut Stock Carved with a Wildlife Scene, Flying Ring Necked Pheasant & Oak Leaf

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 1742 days ago 9188 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned project.

This gun was the third and final part of a set of guns I did for a family in Wichita, Kansas.

  1. You can see the Quail Carving by clicking here
  2. You can see the Tom Turkey 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.

email: mark@decoustudio.com
website: www.decoustudio.com

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Project Story:

This is a Remington 870 12ga Shotgun, with an original factory walnut stock that I custom carved.

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.

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 Pheasant some from a carving plan I found at carvingpatterns.com.

The finish I applied started with Watco’s Danish Oil, with a few coats of sprayed Satin Polyurethane to smooth out the finish.

thanks for reading,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

(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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1742 days ago

Very nice carving Marc

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kolwdwrkr

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#2 posted 1742 days ago

Beautiful work Mark. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Karson

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#3 posted 1742 days ago

Mark a beautiful carving. Nice creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 1742 days ago

I somehow missed this series of gun stock carvings. Very nice. I like the oak leaf frames. They remind me of the traditional leather work you would find on gun straps and holsters. Keep up the good work.

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RetiredCoastie

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#5 posted 1742 days ago

Very nice carving Mark. I love the detail.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 1742 days ago

Artistically beautiful!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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webwood

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#7 posted 1742 days ago

very nice

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 1742 days ago

Great job, real family heirlooms…..............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 1742 days ago

Nice work Mark, great carving!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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miles125

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#10 posted 1742 days ago

Really sweet. Your carving skills are superb.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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DaleM

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#11 posted 1742 days ago

You didn’t miss a thing, down to the woodgrain in the fence. Beautiful work of art.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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RexMcKinnon

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#12 posted 1742 days ago

I can do that…. In my dreams.

Very nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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TomFran

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#13 posted 1741 days ago

Absolutely beautiful work, Mark!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 1741 days ago

Whoa. I don’t like guns but the carving is beautiful.

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Joanne

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#15 posted 1741 days ago

I like guns and I love the carvings, great job Mark!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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