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Re: DIY stock for FT
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 08:47:23 AM »
Thats looking good Paul,done lot work with matie in joinery,very hard n brittle wood that can chip easy,but
 quite nice grain at times,may crack if letf in sun,oil finish prob the best for it so dosnt dry out too much,
 Havnt used it for a stock myself for the above reasons but cant see why shouldnt work out fine,anyway
 nice work n credit to you.Just my two bobs worth on the wood.
 Cheers Mike

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Re: DIY stock for FT
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2017, 09:01:43 AM »
Further to my last post on wood,i been using some real nice very old red macrocarpa for some stocks,this
 old red mac quite hardn very stable wood,had no cracks or splits so far on several stocks,mac from
 california,a type of kauri i heard,dont know if that true,but its used a lot for fancy wood in very
 expensive boats so must be stable n not warp,walnut still best stock wood,but i ran out that couple years
 ago but plenty readly available from wood dealers on line at reasonable prices starting round hundy for
 stock blanks and going up to rediculous prices for real fancy stuff,seen lot nice stocks made by old timers
 using rewa rewa on many old 303 rifles but wouldnt have a clue where to get rewa rewa today.
 Most nz native woods not considered that good by pro stockmakers for various reasons mostly i think
 due to having a tendacy to warp i think.
 Cheers Mike