I am looking for reasonably priced blocks of wood to make stocks out of. good quality black walnut or myrtle wood would be preferable but open to other types. In my opinion paying $1000 for a block of wood at the big named companies is ridiculous. especially since they haven't done any work except cut the wood and are making all the profit. I have spent 6 hours today searching the web for gun stocks and haven't found a piece of wood worth what they were asking for it. any with a hunk of wood lying around let me know.