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Fresh cut Walnut stock blanks... PICS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JACK, Apr 16, 2011.

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  1. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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  2. j2jake

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    Very nice, how long before they can be worked into a stock? Jake
     
  3. JACK

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    Jake. Several years. I sent a link to the cutter. Perhaps he'll come on and tell us that.
     
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    Some awesome stuff there.
     
  5. MAL-53

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    WOW!!!
     
  6. PhillyD

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    Jack, you don't leave any stones unturned. That horse head is something.. Beautiful stuff. .......Philly D
     
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    Philly. You may know I collect carved art. in the form of duck decoys. The pic of the horses head is just for me to contemplate. I have no idea who owns it currently. It just came with a stack of pictures from the walnut cutter/gunstock blank producer. I'll ask him if I get a chance.
     
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    Is that a foley-bellsaw sawmill?? if so I have a tooth setter and wrench for the blade if your interested..
     
  9. Rich219

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    So what would it cost for me to get my hands on the wood in the 5th pic down?
     
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    Are you selling any of the green blanks?
     
  11. JACK

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    The fellow that cut these blanks is David boles of Northern CA. email him at above address
     
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    A question Jack. About 4 years ago there was a local man at the the Missouri State Shoot that had a bunch of walnut stock blanks for sale. All had very nice figure but most had cracks or fissures in the grain. Some were at least an 1/8th inch in width.

    Is that normal after the drying is done and the fissures are filled or are you better off waiting to purchase a piece of stock wood until drying is complete and no fissures are present?
     
  13. JACK

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    Barry. Buy a dried/cured blank. So much technique goes into making sure the blank remains stable during the drying process that it is very likely you would actually assist the blank in creating these fissures or cracks. Leave the drying to the pros. IN fact the drying process is often just the opposite. You keep it moist to a degree so that the blank does not dry too fast. If all you had to do was dry a blank they'd do it in a heat chamber in a matter of weeks.

    I deal in dry lumber all the time and I can tell you that air dry with the blanks on small separating sticks is the only way to dry a gun stock blank.
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Good info. Thanks Jack.
     
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    David Boles is one of the icons in this industry. Met him at the Guild Show in Reno this January and listened intently to every word he said. David has been supplying the high end of our industry for a long time and is very well respected. A gentleman as well.

    Mike Mann WHITE CREEK GUNSTOCK BLANKS LLC
     
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