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Osage rifle stock

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Project by HoosierBoy87 posted 04-20-2018 02:01 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana





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#1 posted 04-20-2018 02:09 PM

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

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 03:38 PM

Very nicely done. Gunstocks are indeed difficult!

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 03:51 PM

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

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 06:03 PM

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 :^)

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 06:16 PM

Bow wood for a rifle stock :) I like it.

-- Ted

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 07:20 PM

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

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 08:12 PM



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.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 08:13 PM



Very nicely done. Gunstocks are indeed difficult!

- ralbuck

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

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#9 posted 04-20-2018 08:13 PM



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

- GR8HUNTER

Thank you

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 08:17 PM


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.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 08:18 PM



Bow wood for a rifle stock :) I like it.

- Ted78

Thank you

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#12 posted 04-20-2018 08:20 PM


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.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 08:32 PM

güzel

-- Arif Dalkıran, Marmara sea, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkiye, https://arifdalkiran.com/

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sheetzy

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#14 posted 04-20-2018 09:46 PM

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

-- Sheetzy

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#15 posted 04-20-2018 09:53 PM

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

Cheers, Jim

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

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