|Project by HalDougherty||posted 08-06-2010 06:06 PM||6134 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
I just finished this black walnut and cherry, thumbhole stock. It’s going on a Remington 600 in .308. The stock was sanded to 180 grit and a couple of coats of tung oil have been wet sanded to fill the grain. It’s ready for final sanding. The little dings and nicks that are present don’t show up after rough sanding to 120 grit. It’s only when the oil is added that the flaws show so they can be fixed. There was one knot that I thought was solid till I started carving. It crumbled and had to be filled with sawdust and epoxy. The cherry will darken over time to a rich chocolate color that’s almost as dark as walnut. Only time will tell what color the cherry will have.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com