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supplying your own wood to Wenigs

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bridger, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. Bridger

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    Anyone ever done it and could tell me what they charge to machine and finish it for you? They were pretty evasive when I asked them about it because I suppose they want to sell the whole package, wood included. Would there be a substantial savings if you bought and supplied your own blank?
     
  2. g7777777

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    I dont think there is a "substantial savings" and if your blank is defective you are out the price of your blank and of their labor

    Look at it from their perspective

    Gene
     
  3. phirel

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    It would depend on the grade of wood you are considering. If you have access to a high grade blank worth $750-3,000, it would be a savings. If you are thinking about a basic walnut blank, it is probably not worth the effort to furnish the wood.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. Pocatello

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    On the other hand I've bought a couple of pretty nice blanks from Gordon at pretty good prices, and am looking for a couple of stocks to be made from them.
     
  5. primed

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    I was quoted about $1800 for fitting, finishing and checkering my Bastogne walnut extra fancy blank. High gloss finish with fine Fleur d' lis (spelling). Nice folks to work with. Will fit to a stock gun if you can't tie yours up or will precisely fit it to your gun if given enough time.

    Bob
     
  6. g7777777

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    Bob-- did that 1800 include fitting the gun to you and test shooting it?

    or was that just for a dimensional stock?

    regards

    Gene
     
  7. primed

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    Gene

    Negative. That was the stock finished to my suppied dimensions. No personalized fitting by Wenig or test shooting. I do not know what that would add to the cost.

    Bob
     
  8. larry prior

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    hAD stock and forearm cut a month ago. if its pretty straight forward no wild cuts,mine 155.00
     
  9. g7777777

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    I think that adds 800

    I have a lot of wood here-- I have collected over the years-- some of it would be high high high high exhibition judging by the pictures I see on here from Gordon

    But- you never know how it will turn out as a stock

    And-- where Fred will charge you more by grade for your own wood use there is a reason- and that is although he can say and state that a customers own wood is not his responsibility if it cracks or is unsuitable- human nature being what it is- some customers would blame it on him- so he has to factor that in

    Go with his wood- and go with a fitting- my guess is-- the price will be lower in the end

    Not guessing at all-- to spend this much without a fitting is like assuming Democrats are gun friendly and closing your eyes

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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