Joe is one the great stock workers. I saw a SCO stock that some one had drilled a hole thru the side putting in a recoil reducer. Joe put a knot in the side of the stock and refinished. It looked like it belonged there. We are losing a good one . I consider Joe a friend and hope he enjoys his retirement. The good thing about Joe is you do not have guess where you stand with him. He will let you know in a heart beat!
Enjoy your retirement time Joe, it is well deserved.
I'm happy for you and bummed really badly at the same time Joe...I have a special gun it has taken me a couple years to afford and ordered it with an un-cut comb just because you are the only person who has ever cut combs for me...I know there are some great guys out there but nobody I feel so totally comfortable with his work that I know i will be perfectly satisfied with before I ever send it away...your work was truly that beautiful...hope you enjoy your new freedom and I hope I find someone else whose work earns my loyalty as a customer by surpassing my limitless pickiness and particularity Calvin Schappell