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Some work by Midwest Gunstocks

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. g7777777

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    I purchased the wood here from Mike M and took it to Steve in Omaha who crafted this stock-

    I think the stock does well with this metal engraving pattern which is the oldest gun engraving pattern dating to the 1500s and called Thistle Scroll- a very very deep relief engraving

    Good work on finding the character of the wood Steve

    It has one of those new Kickeez dual density pads

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. djcuda

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    That is very nice.I saw it in the shop and highly recommend Steves work.
    Dave
     
  3. g7777777

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    The other side
     
  4. kraiza

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    Very nice. It go's will with the engraved K-gun
     
  5. APrice

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    Beautiful!
     
  6. Stumpi24

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    Steve that is the work to show off, very nice, beautiful and a great job. Stan
     
  7. David McMillen

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    Very nice Gene.
     
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    Really nice Gene, Mike.
     
  9. Catpower

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    Beautiful wood
     
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    That look fantastic!!
     
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    Beautiful piece of wood, and excellent looking stock work Steve. Great job..Joe
     
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    Gene, Great looking wood.Just beautiful. Is it Grafted ? Thanks for the show and tell. Jeff
     
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    Gene

    Beautiful wood. And beautiful work. Definitely not a grafted piece though.


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    Doug
     
  14. Mr.M

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    Definitely not a grafted blank. This blank is pure Franquette English Walnut that was laid out so that the butt backed into the white wood of the crotch. Gene was looking for something non-traditional and he got it. I'll be showing some true graft-line sets in the near future. The graft line usually shows up as a black or close to black jagged streak through the middle of the blank with Royal, Claro or Black Walnut in the butt and English in the inlet area.

    Couple properly laid out examples:


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    I talked with the maker this evening and he indicated that he had no problems at all working with this non-traditional blank. Excellent craftsmanship and a stunning finished product.

    Regards, Mike Mann White Creek Gunstock Blanks
     
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    This is a blank he is working on for my P Gun should look great when he is finished w it, Nice looking wood Gene

    Chuck
     
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    Most beautiful stock I have ever seen...congrats
     
  17. MMZ

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    Chuck, what kind of wood is that and where did you get it? thats one of the nicest blanks i've seen in a while.
    Brian
     
  18. g7777777

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    I saw that blank sitting in his shop I think-- spalted maple? or myrtle wood?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- I know Mr. M. has a lot of wood like that

    Wood is something you aquire when you see something you like, if you have the funds at that time, because every bit of it is unique and you might not see that same set of characteristics again
     
  19. Dougbbbb

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    It's Spalted Circassian Walnut that Chuck got from me. And is going to make a one of a kind stock.

    Doug
     
  20. g7777777

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    I saw a piece of that was going to be expoxy impregnated

    Gene
     
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