As a big fan of wood stocks and there "warmer" feel, I applaud you for doing something completely different. If there was a wood forend with a picatinny rail I'd probably do it myself. Congrats and please give us a range report as soon as you can!
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)