|Project by GSwoodworker||posted 08-19-2013 01:36 AM||1995 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I completed my .30-06 stock that is made of a 1/2” thick piece of walnut in the center with 1/4” thick hard maple on both sides, then walnut again for the outsides as shown in 2nd picture. The fore end of the stock and the bottom of the pistol grip have a thin piece of maple and then a piece of African Blackwood as shown in picture 3 and 5. I tired to repeat he pattern that is standard on the type of recoil pad that I installed shown in picture 3. I put on 5 coats of Tung oil which look great except for the African Blackwood which I don’t think was absorbed into the wood. This is my first and will not be my last stock thanks to the many post by LJ HalDougherty who’s many beautiful stocks inspired me. The barrel, magazine well and trigger pocket was cut by a CNC machine at my work (my occupation). I plan on making a stainless steel trigger guard some day to match the magizine well that I made but then this site is for woodworking not metal.
Has anyone had any problems getting oily wood like African Blackwood to take a finish?