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Gilogrt

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Pitch pine the member!
It is spalted ash with the butt end of thd blank cut from a large crotch.
 

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If this is something that interests you, why not give it a go yourself? You could use a cheaper timber, or even laminate decent plywood strips. It might be that you have to have a few goes before you get it perfect, but if you never try, then you will never get through that barrier. I would think that it is going to be a case of making something, using it, customising it, using it, tweaking it etc.

An air pistol might give you a similar challenge/practice and would use less timber. Depends on what your interest is (shooting generally or hunting etc), but dont be put off by it being tricky. I would like to make a new stock for my theoben, but it is not a priority at the moment. I always wanted the Brocock are cartridge rifle because it was nice and light, and looked cool. Sadly, illegal to buy without an FAC now.
 

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It is good to know that the past 10 years of collecting and reducing the size of various types of wood is not all in vain!

I used one of the pieces of my ash as a "picture" as it was so beautiful. It is quartersawn, so quite stable, and looks like a dessert or a rolling sea...different people see different things in it.

Nick
 

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hi i had a air arms s410 extra,walnut was my choice,took the odd nock with without to much bother! looks very nice 2,
as for the timber just a shot in the dark (pun intended) could b birch as its not yet fully dryed looks close to a birch i felled
a few years ago but just alittle darker in colour!
 

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pitch pine":f5o4046n said:
It is good to know that the past 10 years of collecting and reducing the size of various types of wood is not all in vain!

I used one of the pieces of my ash as a "picture" as it was so beautiful. It is quartersawn, so quite stable, and looks like a dessert or a rolling sea...different people see different things in it.

Nick

I tend to see furniture in lumps of wood!

Hat, coat >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Door!

John :mrgreen:
 
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