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A girly rifle stock

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Project by scrimman posted 10-19-2012 02:27 AM 1442 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend of mine asked me to carve up a pink (PINK! I mean really, really PINK) Ruger rifle stock for the daughter of his buisiness partner. I only had 2 days for design and carving, so I’m hoping they like it!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 02:35 AM

What wood do you use? What kind of finish? Looks pretty awesome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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WoodGoddess

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 02:40 AM

Fancy! Girly! Absolutely adorable! I need one of these!!! lol

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#3 posted 10-19-2012 12:04 PM

Great job on the carving. It’s stressful to carve on something that isn’t easily replaced if you mess it up! I’m sure the little girl will love the pink stock.

The pink stock looks like a factory Ruger 10/22 stock made from Ruttland Plywood. I carve custom rifle stocks and the hardest order I ever tried to fill was to tint a figured maple stock pink.. Turns out all the tints are red and the white color needed to turn it pink is opaque, not transparent. I solved the pink issue by using automobile acrylic paint. The base coat was oyster shell white with a transparent red tint. It turned out nice and after a couple of clear over coats, I added gold metalflake. It looked like a fancy hot rod from the 60’s! Very flashy and the lady loved it. The figured maple showed through the color to make it even more spectacular.

I’ve just found a new transparent white wood tint in stock at Woodcraft. I’m going to try it and see if I can make a pink tint this time.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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scrimman

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#4 posted 10-19-2012 12:07 PM

The wood was the ‘stock’ stock, which was some kind of laminated composite. It was weird; they managed to dye the wood all the way through. No matter how deep I got it was still pink. The finish was danish oil with a little bit of burnt umber oil paint; without that the pink overwhelmed the design and you couldn’t see it. The oil paint wicked down into the recesses and basically created an artificial shadow so that you could see the design. And thanks, you three, for the complements!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 12:16 PM

Blindingly wicked work !
So good..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 01:39 AM

That is a perfect girly gunstock! I’m baffled that the wood was pink all the way through. And done in 2 days! Great job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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