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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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    Going away for a week then start by inletting the rail. Couldn't wait to try the sniper trigger so I put it in the frankenbow. Very light with slight creep if I try to finesse it too much but nice. The non sniper trigger in the ss breaks like glass.

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    Thumbs up A little progress

    Was away last week so progress is slow. Tried to drill out most of the channel for the rail the way I saw Mike (Aging) did it in his build along thread on Excal's forum. It went OK, but then my Harbor Freight drill press died, so my new best friend is the 3/4" flat chisel, sharpened up the the limits of my ability and it's rather soft steel. Just started to remove some wood other than the channel. There is a lot of wood to remove when the blank is 2 3/4" thick, but lots of wood for finger guards. I remember the wood originally being 3" thick, but I guess 35 years of drying took 1/4" of thickness away.
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    It's fun to follow the progress. Keep the pics coming.
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    Good luck with your project, can't wait to see it when finished.
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    Looks like difficult work. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOE PA View Post
    Was away last week so progress is slow. Tried to drill out most of the channel for the rail the way I saw Mike (Aging) did it in his build along thread on Excal's forum. It went OK, but then my Harbor Freight drill press died, so my new best friend is the 3/4" flat chisel, sharpened up the the limits of my ability and it's rather soft steel. Just started to remove some wood other than the channel. There is a lot of wood to remove when the blank is 2 3/4" thick, but lots of wood for finger guards. I remember the wood originally being 3" thick, but I guess 35 years of drying took 1/4" of thickness away.
    I think it's done. Leave it just like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClintRhodes View Post
    I think it's done. Leave it just like that
    That would bring new meaning to the term splinters.

    Looking good on the progress. Thanks for the update.

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    I would go through a whole forest of trees before I could get any thing to resamble a gun stock......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickB4 View Post
    I would go through a whole forest of trees before I could get any thing to resamble a gun stock......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Baker View Post
    Looks like difficult work. Lol.
    I can make a lot of things look difficult, Rick.
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