April 27, 2008 at 10:23 pm #2043guy2250Participant
Handmade Walnut Condor stock
Made By my friend Joh
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t301/guyandpat/JSTOCK6.jpgApril 27, 2008 at 10:37 pm #38351mm123522Participant
How is Walnut to work?
Is it hard to cut , like oak?
That looka like checkering, but not? How do you do that?
MarkApril 27, 2008 at 11:03 pm #38353guy2250Participant
MY FRIEND JOH DID THIS WORK,
HE PUT IN MANY HOURS AND LOVE TO MAKE THIS STOCK
WILL HAVE HIM POST THE HOW DO, AND CHECKING
GUYApril 28, 2008 at 2:56 am #38364photo22Participant
Nice stock, he did a good job 😀April 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm #38395synopsysParticipantquote MM123522:
Walnut is a bit more forgiving than oak, the grain is tighter so it tends to cross cut without as much damage.
Also what makes oak oak is the deep grain grooves which walnut doesn’t have…
Usually walnut is darker and more brown than what I saw in those pictures…
Interesting solution at the butt pad. 😉May 3, 2008 at 5:07 am #38615metallicaParticipant
Hello to all, I have been reading the talon forum for quite some time now and i finally decided to register. i find it very imformative and thank all who provide info on this hobby. i would like to thank my personal friend Guy for posting those pitures of my work, which came out very nice.
to anwer some of the questions posted by others,
walnut is an easier wood to work than oak as posted previously its pores are tighter and therefore its grain tends to be tighter which lends itself to be worked easily in comparison to oak. oaks tends to be more brittle and if not worked with sharp tools will be left with irregularities or check marks. i must add that in sanding each, walnut is easier to sand than oak but walnut leaves a very bitter taste in the mouth if a dust mask isnt worn. as far as asthetics go walnut by far is more beutiful than oak with tan colors as sap wood and browns as heart wood and more distinct figure than oak. as cfar as the color in the photograps the stock itself is much darker than the pictures when guy took the pic he took them in a well lit area. the butt plate that is seen is actually adjustable with two screws that are not seen. i found the stock butt plate to be somewhat umcomfortable. previous pic posted by guy in the taf gallery the same stock can be seen before i made the modifications on it. those where to recarve the grip and stipple it along with the fore-end and to completly revise that butt plate which i also found uncomfortable. so i cut it down made it thinner and added that curved adjustable plate. both the grip cap and the 1/4 inch layer on the adjustable plate where i screwed it to the tank are made from jatoba a south american tropical hardwood thanks to all for looking at this work. In addition to shooting my condor and fishing, wood working is one of my passions
JonMay 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm #38618bodhisdadParticipant
Metallica 😈 sweet, nice work. I’d have to agree on the walnuts workability it works, carves, sands, beautifully. I’m sure there are other woods out there which do the same, but i enjoy working with walnut its very predictable.
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