|Project by HalDougherty||posted 04-19-2012 07:49 PM||5051 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
Here’s today’s production. 2 gunstocks that are inletted for the old Remington 600 carbine. It’s been out of production for several years and very few people carve gunstocks to fit it. I’m the only one in the world (that I know of) that carves thumbhole stocks for it made from laminates using real Appalachian hardwoods. These stocks are laminated from black walnut and wild cherry. The very light cherry will darken over time to a rich color almost as dark as the walnut. The slab they are resting on will someday be cut into gunstocks. Or I might make another bench. I also glued up two blanks to carve into benchrest stocks tomorrow. Now I’ve got one more thing to do… The yard needs mowing and there’s no one else to do it! I was hoping that the high cost of gas would make unkept lawns more acceptable. I guess I better check Craig’s List and see if I can pick up a flock of sheep or goats cheep…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a gunstock project, so these were so pretty I wanted to share them with everyone on Lumberjocks. These two stocks were carved from the same pattern, but the inner slices of walnut and cherry were different thicknesses. The colors break at different places and it gives them some variety. Every stock I carve is unique because I use slightly different combinations of wood with different thicknesses of laminates.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com