Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?



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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
So really the best way is to be able to buy 2 different woods, hopefully I can find them,....still kinda wanna risk with using red oak :)
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
Another idea that might be appealing would be to check with cabinet shops for scraps. It might be cheaper than buying whole planks.
If you get enough different types/colors, you can cut them to a uniform size and glue them up. When you start carving you could get a checkerboard pattern, or cut the pieces in the center in the shape of an eagle so that when you removed the wood from the sides, the eagle would show through as a solid piece.
Alot of these I have done with plexiglass and they turned out pretty good. Wood patterning gave a different effect, and was very dependent on the glue used for structural integrity.
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2018, 07:16:54 PM »
......Plexiglass,

Now that's an other idea,....How about a laminate made of Poplar and some kind of dark plastic sheets or plexiglass ? I might have to look at possibilities like that when I go to LOWES
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2018, 07:46:21 PM »
It would be unique with a glowing line of color. Would just need a glue that would bond them together solidly. The Lowe's here only has clear and frosted plexi. I haven't checked out the hobby stores lately to see what they have.
Clear painted black on both sides and then sanded down should give a translucent black line. I think it would have a neat 3D appearance.
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2018, 06:43:59 AM »
Something to think about :)
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2018, 12:47:58 PM »
Just made this laminate stock from Lowes poplar.

It's for a CCS 2400KT I have ordered.
Has a coat of oil on it but I plan to finish it with truck bed spray paint.

BTW, if you put poplar in the sun the green will turn light brown.
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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2018, 07:06:09 AM »
I would wonder if paint on plexiglass would maintain its bond over time. Maybe use a tinted epoxy instead. You could scuff-up the plexiglass lightly with some 150 grit to insure bonding.

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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2018, 07:26:15 AM »
Maybe a solid plexiglass stock?    :o

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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2018, 05:46:50 PM »
Manny

A friend of mine was into DIY stocks, I seen him use a food saver Vacuum sealer,
he would color/stain his 1/8" wood slabs/slates with excess material,
then put them in a long bag 6+ " longer than the overall length of the wood,
then vacuum the bag, stopping and sealing the bag when he saw the liquid come past the ends of the wood etc.

He had a very uniform coloration to the wood, as the vacuum sucked the stain/dye into the wood pores etc.

I wish, I had taken him up on his offer to make a stock for me.

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An other question,

Lets say I find 1/8" slats of Poplar, if I soak them in stain for days will that stain go all the way inside the wood ?


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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2018, 07:06:23 PM »
Get yourself a sheet of furniture grade Baltic Birch Plywood! ;)
Takes stain great.  You can cut your slats as long or as short as you want.  Try 1/4 inch thick.
Plexiglass will need to be roughed up and will cost more.

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Re: Woods not to be used for gun stocks ?
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2019, 03:26:37 PM »
OK, Got it!.....Search GTA....=>....Measure twice...=>...Cut once....=> Sand to fit.

Having skipped the first step, I wanted to have a first try at making some grips that fit my hand. I had some leftover oak (Lowes) that was the right size. I'm happy with the results except.. well.. I now read this thread.

So, the 2240 grip frame is not steel, if I chamfer the grip slightly away from the tube, do the corrosion concerns go away? I kind of like the light color contrast, would sealing it with satin urethane solve the corrosion problem as well? These were meant to be my trial grips, but they came out well enough that I want to use them for a while, maybe carve on them a bit more to refine the fit.

This is a great thread, perhaps make it a sticky?
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