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Old 06-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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I would like to make myself a new thumbhole stock for my JW15
I've done the blueprints and all that and I'm ready to rock, I just need to know some good options for wood.

I mean cost to weight ratio, strength to weight etc etc

I was hoping to get something that would take a very dark green stain well but still have the grain be modestly visible.

What say you sir?

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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come on lads
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While walnut is universally accepted as the premier stock wood (and my choice), birch makes for a tough stock and is very reasonably priced. Birch would also accept stain better as it's a very light colored wood. Naturally laminated would be best IF you can get a blank made of laminated wood. There's a few places you might check to obtain a laminated stock blank. Richards Microfit Gunstocks is 1 of them.

The Norinco JW-15 is a simple inlet job but I'd recommend you glass bed it after you get done for a skin tight fit..

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you betcha my man,
These 'blank' stock things sound intriguing, but I really do want to build it myself, it's kinda the point, I want a project.

Birch is acceptable in price here, and looks perfect for taking the stain.

I'm using a great stepbystep guide that is on here, and I'm going to give it the brushed satin finish after the staining.

I actually bedded the action in the original stock with leather, it moulds to shape very well and is tough. I'm sure a glass bed would be BETTER but for what it was worth, esp at the time, it improved things heavily. Barell was/will be floated also (fwd of the front screw).

Love the 'rincos here in NZ, they are cheap as chips.

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There is a big thread over at Rim Fire Central about a guy who used poplar for a rimfire stock.

You could create your own laminate but you would need a planer and the knowledge to use it.

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could someone describe the definition of 'laminate' in this context?

I was planning to do several layers of polyurethane on top of the stain and then sand it back very lightly to the satin finish, as I have done on other wood things.

Is this not effective?

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Several thin pieces of different types of wood laminated together. They make great looking stocks if you are so inclined to go that route. You can use most any type of wood and use colors also. A laminated stock is very strong and resists warping..

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to see then in all their glory check out Richards Microfit Gunstocks

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ahh i see

nah im happier with the one type of wood.
I'll get some photos up as i hit milestones

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Since you're going to stain it green, the birch would be your best bet. Remember to go ssllooww when shaping it-you can always take more off but can't put it back. A stock blank is simply a slab of wood. When rough shaping, a belt sander and rough rasp will be your friend. When final shaping/sanding use progressively finer sandpaper.

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