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WTB Fancy Spalted Maple Stock for 391

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 682b, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. 682b

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    Splated maple is great looking wood. After I purchased a nice piece to have it turned I found that is very soft . It seems to me that the splated wood is in a state of decomposing. There is a Co that injects a polymer into the wood and it penetrates 100%. This would solve the problem but I just found a another piece, I sent this to Show-Me gun stocks with my dimensions last week to have it turned.
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    10 day turn around with all the dimensions of a Wenig New American stock the cost was 200.00 including the return shipping. Wenig wanted 186.00 to 300.00 plus the return shipping depending what they saw when it arrived. I don't mind giving the small business owner my business. Oh by the way he has a ton of experience going all the way back to Fajen, Donnie Grimes 660-438-4568 Good Luck JIM
     
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    That price was for a turned only stock. No fitting finish or pad. In my case it was for a mx3 special. The auto may be less but that will depend on the quality of the wood.
     
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    That price was for a turned only stock. No fitting finish or pad. In my case it was for a mx3 special. The auto may be less but that will depend on the quality of the wood.
     
  4. turmite

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    Spalt in any wood is a fungus, and it is what causes wood to decay. From the time the wood is infected until it is too soft to even stabalize, it is in some state of decay. One thing to remember about spalted wood. It is very dangerous to work if you are the least bit sensitive to it because it will get in your lungs and cause you all sorts of grief. I speak from experience. On the other hand, I don't think there is a prettier wood than spalted something or other!

    Attached is a photo of a stock I made from Spalted Sycamore and was laminated to thickness enought to get the stock. The beauty of using spalt is the glue lines just about don't show.<a href="http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q188/turmite/?action=view&current=jeff002.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Mike
     
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