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I've got some walnut from a dead tree found on my daughter and son-in-law's acreage. Two pieces have been made into gun stocks and there is enough good wood for two more gun stocks. There was this piece which was too thin for a gun stock except for maybe an old .22 rifle. I decided to make it into a box instead. It is about 12 inches long. I hired the woodworking done as I have no woodworking tools but was there the whole time and decided where each piece should be cut. Here's a couple photos and the sketch is my original design. The actual box is wider than what's in the sketch because I didn't have the wood in front of me when making the sketch. I put the finish on it which is several coatings of boiled linseed oil followed by a few coating of Birchwood Casey.

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That box is beautiful..and that fiddleback on top is striking. The drawing is good too!

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Beautiful. and a little unusual, something you don't see every day.

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Very Nice! I'm thinking Fine Art Pardner!

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I've got some walnut from a dead tree found on my daughter and son-in-law's acreage. Two pieces have been made into gun stocks and there is enough good wood for two more gun stocks. There was this piece which was too thin for a gun stock except for maybe an old .22 rifle. I decided to make it into a box instead. It is about 12 inches long. I hired the woodworking done as I have no woodworking tools but was there the whole time and decided where each piece should be cut. Here's a couple photos and the sketch is my original design. The actual box is wider than what's in the sketch because I didn't have the wood in front of me when making the sketch. I put the finish on it which is several coatings of boiled linseed oil followed by a few coating of Birchwood Casey.

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http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IOWADON/img0936.jpg

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Absolutely beautiful.
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That is some of the most gorgeous walnut I've ever seen. I whittled on some and what not, that is just plain awesome looking stuff. I leve about 40 miles north of the gun stock Capital of the World, the Lincoln/Warsaw area of Missouri. That piece of wood you have there is as good as some I've seen from there. Enjoy it. Take care, John.

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Gorgeous!
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Very nice! Do you have pictures of the stocks?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Here they are, at least if the upload of the photos worked. The Sheridan pellet rifle is one my brother and I had as kids. I fixed it up with the new stock and a rebuilt with the "steroid kit" for a grandson. It is accurate and delivers over 12 ft-lbs energy at 40 yards. A gunsmith did the fitting to the action and I did the shaping and finishing. The other is a Thompson-Center TCR-87. Several barrels go with it including a 12-ga shotgun and a silenced .220 Swift. The stock was ruff cut by a stock place and finished by a local stock guy.
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