|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 11-14-2009 06:08 PM||10414 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
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.
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.
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,
(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