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Stone Inlaid .22 Stock

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Project by drawninstone posted 01-13-2017 02:01 PM 1254 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I share a shop with a gunsmith – so I guess it was only a matter of time before someone asked for stone inlay in a gun! This .22 came in only partly functional and with a stock that appeared to have been “modified” at some point by someone with more energy than skill. Since it was going to be a first gun for a little girl they wanted it to be functional and pretty.

I sanded down the stock to get rid of any evidence of the previous attempt at “carving” and then reshaped it to make the curves flow into each other and get rid of the “chunky” feeling it had. The inlay had to cover two stripped out and unusable sling stud holes – so I chose a tumbling oak leaf design that could wrap around the stock.

I think the biggest challenge was that the stone is hard enough that hand sanding the inlays wasn’t an option. So, once the inlays were in, I had to use a palm sander and a reeeeeaaaaaalllly light touch to sand down the stock without loosing the shape.

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com





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#1 posted 01-13-2017 02:15 PM

Outstanding….

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#2 posted 01-13-2017 03:10 PM

beautiful i don’t know you could do that

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#3 posted 01-13-2017 03:35 PM

very neat ….. would you be able to do squirrels ,rabbits, on one also ?
GREAT JOB :<)

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 09:24 PM

Nice work! The stock looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 01-14-2017 01:34 AM



very neat ….. would you be able to do squirrels ,rabbits, on one also ?
GREAT JOB :<)

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks! I could definitely do squirrels and or rabbits on one. Now that I’ve done this one, I’ve been having thoughts about doing a pheasant on a shotgun stock someday too…

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com

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#6 posted 01-14-2017 12:39 PM

Fantastic! Jock’s go to her web site to get a better insight of what and how this is done.

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 05:37 PM

Very cool!

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 05:37 PM

Very cool!

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 05:45 PM

Beautiful work.

Now that I ve done this one, I ve been having thoughts about doing a pheasant on a shotgun stock someday too…

- drawninstone

Game birds on shotgun stocks would probably create a waiting list. Pheasants and quail for upland hunters, ducks and geese for waterfowlers. All those guys are rabid about their hunting and guns—just ask me, I am one. :-)

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#10 posted 03-31-2017 03:54 PM

I’m amazed can I contact you about possibly doing one for me?

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drawninstone

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#11 posted 03-31-2017 05:49 PM



I m amazed can I contact you about possibly doing one for me?

- GrizzlyBeardWoodwork

Sure! Send me a message!

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com

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