Remington 600 stock made with Black Walnut and Wild Cherry

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Project by HalDougherty posted 08-06-2010 06:06 PM 7284 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 06:28 PM

Beautiful stock, Hal!

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 07:11 PM

Very nice, how did you shape it?
I want to make a couple of stocks for my 303 Enfields.
Great Job!!!

-- -- Only God can Create it. We are blessed to see it, live it, and enjoy its beauty.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 07:22 PM

You do some nice work.
Did you make it for a coustomer and if so how much does a stock like that cost?

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 07:23 PM

Amazing! Just an awesome piece.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 08:05 PM

Very nice. Hopefull the chery won’t darken too much, you will lose that wonderful contrast of the woods.

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

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 08:09 PM

I carve stocks with a 2 1/2 hp router… No, I wouldn’t believe it either. Here's a project I did to explain how my carving duplicator works. This stock was made for a customer in California. The Lumberjocks site makes it easy to quickly put up pictures for the customer to see his stock before I ship it.

Each stock is a one of a kind custom stock. Prices depend on the wood the customer wants.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 08:25 PM

absolutely beautiful… i want to make a stock for my Tikka T3!

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 09:37 PM

Beautiful stock. I would love one.

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 10:07 PM

Nice work! I would love to have that ability!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 10:24 PM

Very nice work.

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 11:50 PM

Nice, well done stock. I’d love that on any of my rifles.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 08-07-2010 02:41 AM

Excellent craftsmanship now my rifle is jealous but I don’t know if I could hunt with such a nice stock without fear of scratching it. My sweaty old camo hat is off to you!

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#13 posted 08-07-2010 05:32 AM

Beautiful work, Hal! Makes my Ruger M77 MKII .30-06 w/ comp “paddle” stock jealous. Seriously, I’d like to have you make a stock for my big mama rifle but will probably have to save for a quite a while before that’s possible.

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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#14 posted 08-07-2010 01:37 PM

I dont know what is better-The project or the photo.Great job.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 08-08-2010 02:35 AM

Awesome job on your gun stock. I have a 30-06 that i have bought several years ago from a neighbor. The stock is beat up but the gun is in great shape. One day i might make a stock with the laminated wood. Thanks for posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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