Ruger M77 Rifle Stock Carving

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 01-06-2012 10:13 PM 4412 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many hours of tedious work and aching neck muscles. I am happy to be sending this back to its owner.
The design and scroll work was approved and off I began, without a clue how many hours it would take I set the timer for 30 mins. at a time. I found w/o the timer I would loose track of time and regret it later because I would not take breaks. The neck muscles were screaming “Dont forget the timer!”
I took aprox. 80 hrs to complete…..{I am fairly new to this type of carving}
I believe I have lots of room for improvement and hopefully in time it will show.
Thank you for viewing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 10:20 PM

80 hrs=$1,600 and a great job you did

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 10:46 PM

Very well done. My oldest brother has a M77 with a cracked walnut stock. He gave it to my middle brother and now he wants a new stock made for it. So I’ll probably know how those neck muscles aching feel soon.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 11:25 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 11:49 PM

That is an awesome piece of work. GREAT job !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 01:37 AM

wow. that is beautiful. nice work. so detailed.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 03:32 AM

Super carving ,very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 05:03 AM

beautiful! I can appreciate the number of hours, too!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 06:19 AM

superb carving and nice work.

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 08:01 AM

Excellent work! I love the detail and craftsmanship.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 01-07-2012 01:05 PM

Beautiful carving job! I’m impressed with the detail. Walnut is a wonderful wood to work with.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 01:41 PM

Great Carving.

Book for you to check out is “Checkering & Carving Gunstocks by Monty Kennedy”

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 02:15 PM

Jo To Bro.
Excellent. You’ll pick up speed with more coming in after his buddies see it!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 04:30 PM

Beautiful work Jim! Great idea about the timer as well….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 04:41 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Funny thing about the timer, I am so into the project when that dude goes off I about jump out of my seat. Usually I am never the first one to jump but it gets me every time….lol
The next project in mind is a real HummmDinger, You will understand what I mean by that soon. :-)

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#15 posted 01-07-2012 04:51 PM

I have an M77 myself and I’m now jealous! This stock looks a thousand times cooler than mine. lol Very nice work.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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