I am currently available to duplicate a stock from my master or yours. Only $300! (+$75 for thumbhole and target stocks).
Claro walnut blanks available starting at $100!
View blanks priced from $100-$400:
Fancy Blanks Available
View blanks priced from $400 on up:
Exhibition Blanks Available
I can provide affordable wood, but also have some truly spectacular wood. When I go to a mill I might look through four or five hundred blanks looking for something interesting. Most walnut gunstock blanks are, by far, plain straight grain. To find an impressive piece of feather is super rare. I might find one. Tight fiddleback figure down the entire length and the grain sweeps up through the pistol grip correctly? Super rare. I might find two or three like that on a trip. Checkerboard pattern? Alternating colors? Black mineral streaks? Each rare, I might find one or two. But those are the pieces I bring back. On a given trip I might find half a dozen blanks total, but each of them unique and spectacular.
They're not cheap because old growth walnut trees are becoming hard for the mills to find, and the spectaular blanks within those trees is few. In the last twenty years old growth walnut orchards have been replaced with fast growing, short life, high yield trees and fewer of those old trees capable of producing gun stocks are around. As well, there is large world wide demand.
We do amazing stock repairs. Stocks that are broken in two we pin back together with milled aluminum joiners and/or steel rods. We use laminating epoxy resins, the same that we use for glass bedding actions. Repairs are clamped together with high pressure. Our other gig is composites. We know well how to work with epoxy resins. Our gunstock repairs typically are invisible and much stronger than original.
Most repairs average $100-$200
The dupicator is a 5 axis manually operated machine. The router is a 3 1/2 hp Milwaukee variable speed.
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