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This is a rifle stock I made out of osage orange this past winter for my little .17 hmr. The main profile was done on the bandsaw. The hardest part was getting the holes drilled in the buttstock for correct alignment, and inletting out the forearm. Shaping was done with a hand rasp before I sanded down and finished with polyacrylic.

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Looks great! I like how the lighter wood contrasts with the darker metal. Well done!
 

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Very nicely done. Gunstocks are indeed difficult!
 

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i like the looks of it good contrast as said …GREAT JOB :<))
 

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I'm normally a blued steel and Walnut… but I agree that the light wood looks good in this project.

Looks like a fun shooter. Let all pesky squirrels and raccoons beware :^)
 

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Looks great. You do know that osage will darken a lot.
 

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Looks great! I like how the lighter wood contrasts with the darker metal. Well done!

- woodshaver Tony C
Thanks, Me too- I think it will still look good as the wood darkens over time.
 

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Very nicely done. Gunstocks are indeed difficult!

- ralbuck
Thank you, and yes I was very happy when everything was finally fitted together.
 

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I m normally a blued steel and Walnut… but I agree that the light wood looks good in this project.

Looks like a fun shooter. Let all pesky squirrels and raccoons beware :^)
- Mainiac Matt
Thanks-I'm that way too, but like the look of it. It's exotic looking like some of the synthetic wood used on competition rifles. It's already darkened somewhat since these pictures. Over time it'll start looking more traditional as the wood turns to that orangish brown/russet color. And yes It's a good varmint rifle. I dropped a coyote with it last fall.
 

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Looks great. You do know that osage will darken a lot.

- Gene Howe
Yes it already has some. On other things i've made the polyacrylic definitely slows it down a lot, but I love the orangish russet color it turns to over time.
 

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looks great….. wish you had a couple more pics. I never tried this.
 

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Great looking stock. I love that Osage Orange. You need a milling machine for those internal contours!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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looks great….. wish you had a couple more pics. I never tried this.
- sheetzy
Sorry… I neglected to take more detailing the process…
 

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Great looking stock. I love that Osage Orange. You need a milling machine for those internal contours!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh
Thank you, and yes that would be nice. I made the forearm by drilling a square blank with two different size bits at different depths to match the barrel and the bore that it mated up to. Then I split it down the middle with my bandsaw.
 

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Very Nice For Sure & Well Done Ross!
 

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That color of wood and the grain in it looks real good on the gun. Graet job.
 
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