Remington 600 gunstocks laminated walnut & cherry

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Project by HalDougherty posted 04-19-2012 07:49 PM 7815 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s today’s production. 2 gunstocks that are inletted for the old Remington 600 carbine. It’s been out of production for several years and very few people carve gunstocks to fit it. I’m the only one in the world (that I know of) that carves thumbhole stocks for it made from laminates using real Appalachian hardwoods. These stocks are laminated from black walnut and wild cherry. The very light cherry will darken over time to a rich color almost as dark as the walnut. The slab they are resting on will someday be cut into gunstocks. Or I might make another bench. I also glued up two blanks to carve into benchrest stocks tomorrow. Now I’ve got one more thing to do… The yard needs mowing and there’s no one else to do it! I was hoping that the high cost of gas would make unkept lawns more acceptable. I guess I better check Craig’s List and see if I can pick up a flock of sheep or goats cheep…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a gunstock project, so these were so pretty I wanted to share them with everyone on Lumberjocks. These two stocks were carved from the same pattern, but the inner slices of walnut and cherry were different thicknesses. The colors break at different places and it gives them some variety. Every stock I carve is unique because I use slightly different combinations of wood with different thicknesses of laminates.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 08:13 PM

Great Job Hal

-- Don

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 08:17 PM

Super COOL gunstocks!

Very nicely done!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 08:26 PM

Nice work Hal! Not many can appreciate a custom gun stock until they have made one themselves or paid to have one made.

Are you using a duplicator or are these one off done by hand?

Thanks for sharing these.


-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 09:42 PM


Here's the duplicator I use to carve gunstocks. I ordered two dvd’s with plans and templates today to carve a sculpted rocking chair and a sculpted dining chair. I’m going to carve a few chairs to decide what I want them to look like, then I’m going to glue up one with hide glue so I can get it apart after it’s finished. Once all the pieces are shaped, chair parts should be easier to duplicate than gunstocks. They aren’t near as complex. Look at some of my other blog and project pages, you’ll see some of the fancy wood I’ve cut and saved for a special project. There are a few special people in my life that I’m going to make a chair for this Christmas. The walnut crotch that’s under my gunstocks will be a rocking chair sometime this Summer.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 10:41 PM

I am sure the chairs will turn out great just like your gun stocks.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 11:46 PM

That’s great Hal! I really could have used one of those just for the inletting on the two stocks that I have been working on(for the past 2 years, ha ha). It looks like you will be having some fun with the chairs and the that piece of wood should be real nice once its all shaped up.


-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 12:19 AM

Beautiful work, Hal!!!!!!!!!!!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 12:30 AM

great looking stocks. I love the walnut-cherry combo. I can’t wait to see the chairs.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 12:48 AM

Very nice, beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 12:55 AM

Hal, All of your stocks are beautiful but these are extra special. Makes the black nylon one on my .223 look pretty bad.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 04-20-2012 01:40 AM

Nice work Hal. I bet you could hire a landscaper for the summer when you sell one of these!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 04-20-2012 12:14 PM

always impressed by your work. They look great.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#13 posted 04-20-2012 02:28 PM

Those are beautiful!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#14 posted 04-20-2012 06:26 PM

Boy does that carbine bring back memories. Kicked like a sun-of-a-gun but what a powerful beast it was. My Dad let me start shooting it when I was around 10 years old. I was a little young and small for the kick it had. 10 years later he gave it to me as a gift. I then moved to the city so I sent it to my brother who lives in AK. He loves hunting with it. I sure miss it… :-(

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#15 posted 04-21-2012 09:38 PM

Nice looking stocks. Brings back fond memories of my benchrest shooting days and, for me, those Fagen pre-inleted stocks. Please advise the recipients of those persnickity Remington triggers.

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