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    Wink Got my work cut out for me.

    I finally went up and got my blanks from the wood company. I actually bought the tree that this wood comes from back in 1979.

    The slabs (I had 2 cut out) are 3" thick, so plenty of extra wood for finger guards. I decided to NOT paint them red though. Plenty of extra wood to be worked down so I can get the eye alignment with the scope just right. Length of pull is short because I will be using Morgan adjustable butt pads to get the best fit. Lots of work here, and lots of family work and committments will slow the progress on this. I ain't Aging, but I will take a run at this. As a cool coincidence, the sniper trigger I bought from Spike Country should be here soon, so I'd have to take my SS rail out of that stock anyway.



    The .308 stock is made from the same wood, with just a little more figure. It gives a good idea of the color when finished. It is amazing how different the crossbow stock has to be compared to a rifle stock to get a similar fit and function.
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    I admire you guy's that have enough talent to do this stuff....

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    Looks fun. Keep us updated with pics of the progress.
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    That .308 stock is beautiful Joe! Did you make that one too?

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    Yeah, Keith. I made that one for my youngest son, the real hunter of the 3. That was the first stock I made in about 20 years though. I did a bunch of stock work for a shop before getting married.
    "It don't really matter what kinda bow you choose to shoot. Just as long as you like it, practice and become a good shot. It's all good." rt2bowhunter

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    Well, it looks like you've got the touch. Beautiful work as I said.

    I'm curious to see how this new one works out. Specifically, the finger-guard wings carved right in from the same piece wood should be really nice.

    -keith

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    wow... nice !!! I can't wait to see the stock when you're finished !
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    Wow, mucho respect for people that can do this kind of work. Please keep us posted.

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    I've had a walnut blank in the shop attic for 6 years:-) It will probably still be there when I'm gone:-)
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    Very nice a nice wood stock would look great on my Tenpoint Shadow but I could not do that mine would be messed up nice job there.

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    Impressive. I took cabinetry and trim carpentry classes in college. I can do strait lines, no way could I carve or router a stock like that. You guys that can do that are great artists and woodworkers.
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    This is a guitar my buddy built. He told me the top is Spalted Maple? Anyways I would love a stock made of the same stuff. The camera he used was crap so this pic doesn't do it justice......but it's purdy

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    I bet its going to look nice. You did a great job on the gun stock years ago. Pics along the way. Clint thats a nice guitar
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    Awesome guitar Clint, always wanted to learn how to play one.....

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    Very nice guitar, Clint.

    Moon, you've probably done everything else you could possibly do to a crossbow, why not give that walnut a shot?
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    That stock looks great Joe. And I bet the matrix stock will look better.
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    Just can't get motivated to start on a crossbow stock lol.

    I hope you post a pic now and then and let us ride along with ya.
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    Go for it Joe! We need more stock makers.

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    Cool Joe, What pattern are you going for? Classic or something with more contemporary lines?

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    Hey, ole Jeff is finally getting started! Keep us up to date, you know I will be slobbering all over the screen. I enjoy messing with the wooden stocks as much as with the bows themselves.
    Clint, a spalted maple stock would be dynamite! A blank might be a little hard to find and a little pricey, but I think you need one! Here's a pic of a chunk of spalted maple:
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    Looking forward to the progress, Jeff!

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    Red face Lookie what else got here!

    Thanks guys.

    Todd, if my stock turns our half as well as you Exomag stock did, I will be very happy. The lines are mostly taken from the Excal stock, with some extra wood in the front of the grip to make a little more vertical hand position, and a higher comb so I don't have to add anything to get the eye alignment I want. Guess you can tell I am a classic stock guy, so it will be as classic as possible while retaining the function of the crossbow and having it fit me. Have not decided whether I will do a cheekpiece or not. It is extra work.

    Very nice Encore stock, Joel. Is it maple or light walnut?

    Mike, I am not another stock maker. I am a hack with a piece of walnut.

    The Sniper Trigger from Spike Country got here this afternoon.
    I did not know it was coming with a scope mount too. The only other upgrades I can think of for this 355 would be a better string (in the works) and maybe a Guardian adf.
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    Curly maple and Purple Heart. It's not much I found out I was in over my head real fast. Much easer to make bows. Stocks are hard my hats off to you stock makers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backnwhack View Post
    Hey, ole Jeff is finally getting started! Keep us up to date, you know I will be slobbering all over the screen. I enjoy messing with the wooden stocks as much as with the bows themselves.
    Clint, a spalted maple stock would be dynamite! A blank might be a little hard to find and a little pricey, but I think you need one! Here's a pic of a chunk of spalted maple:
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    That is absolutely beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rt2bowhunter View Post
    Curly maple and Purple Heart. It's not much I found out I was in over my head real fast. Much easer to make bows. Stocks are hard my hats off to you stock makers.
    Things you've done seem easier than new things. From the dozen or so self bows I tried to make, I'd say just the opposite, and I never tried a laminated bow. One thing for sure, a stock isn't going to blow up in your face when you're tillering it. LOL
    "It don't really matter what kinda bow you choose to shoot. Just as long as you like it, practice and become a good shot. It's all good." rt2bowhunter

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