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Old 03-08-2014, 10:09 PM   #21
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just from i read about it, doesn't seem like the ideal wood for making gun stocks.

Manufacturing[edit]In many areas, fast-growing hybrid poplars are grown on plantations for pulpwood
Poplar is widely used for the manufacture of paper.[11]
It is also sold as inexpensive hardwood timber, used for pallets and cheap plywood; more specialised uses include matches and the boxes in which camembert cheese is sold.
Poplar wood is also widely used in the snowboard industry for the snowboard core, because it has exceptional flexibility, and is sometimes used in the bodies of electric guitars and drums.
Poplar wood, particularly when seasoned, makes a good hearth for a bow drill.
Due to its high tannic acid content, the bark has been used in Europe for tanning leather.[5]
Poplar wood can be used to produce chopsticks.
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I keep trying to talk a friend of mine out of piece of black walnut, I think would look awesome as a stock.
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It does look awesome I made a stock for a crossbow serval years back with black walnut

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just from i read about it, doesn't seem like the ideal wood for making gun stocks.

Manufacturing[edit]In many areas, fast-growing hybrid poplars are grown on plantations for pulpwood
Poplar is widely used for the manufacture of paper.[11]
It is also sold as inexpensive hardwood timber, used for pallets and cheap plywood; more specialised uses include matches and the boxes in which camembert cheese is sold.
Poplar wood is also widely used in the snowboard industry for the snowboard core, because it has exceptional flexibility, and is sometimes used in the bodies of electric guitars and drums.
Poplar wood, particularly when seasoned, makes a good hearth for a bow drill.
Due to its high tannic acid content, the bark has been used in Europe for tanning leather.[5]
Poplar wood can be used to produce chopsticks.
I didn't recommend Poplar. but there are other hardwoods used in the manufacturing of pallets. ie oak, beech, cherry etal.. although poplar would not have the attractive grain that other wood has, it would would be better than, most, if not all evergreen wood.
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We sawed white & red pine, but we made the trusses out of southern yellow. It's pretty hard but it might get dinged, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't split on you.
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I didn't recommend Poplar. but there are other hardwoods used in the manufacturing of pallets. ie oak, beech, cherry etal.. although poplar would not have the attractive grain that other wood has, it would would be better than, most, if not all evergreen wood.
i was simply listing from Wikipedia said were the more frequent uses of poplar wood. but i also think there are better choices for a gun stock than poplar as well.
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Just order a cured stock blank and go at it.
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Look at Bois d'Arc. AKA Osage Orange.
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Beware of common names like Poplar. In Forestry, you have to learn taxonomy of trees...genus/species in Latin to avoid mistakes...poplar is a good example....up north popple and poplar is Aspen (Populus tremuloides or Populus grandidentata) Quaking Aspen and Bigtooth Aspen for example...but in Indiana, Poplar is Yellow or Tulip Poplar, the state tree, Liriodendron tulipifera....none of which are good for gun stocks.

Wood has personality like people...Black Walnut is the best hardwood for gun stocks as its mechanical and physical properties are strength, straightness and aesthetically pleasing....Black Walnut, Juglans nigra, is well suited to gun stocks...hundreds of years of R&D have proven it, and if you wander off that road with a different species, don't be surprised if the results are less than desirable.
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Its been mentioned already but Osage Orange would make for a great stock wood.
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