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#7289882 - 01/09/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: wabigoon]
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Here in Oregon, we see a fair number of custom stocks made out of myrtlewood. The color and grain can be absolutely spectacular.

Myrtlewood trees grow down on our coastline and I've been told that the only places that myrtlewood occurs is here and the Holy Land. I saw some mrytlwood trees on our recent looong pilgrimage to Israel. Whether it grows elsewhere, I cannot say.

Here is a photo of a decent piece of myrtlewood.

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#7290670 - 01/09/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: dogzapper]
Rog Offline
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Wow dogzapper that is a swanky looking piece of wood!!!
Is this on one of your shotguns??
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#7290687 - 01/09/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: the_shootist]
Rog Offline
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Keith when I was a kid my Pop tricked me into trying to saw down an old tamerac post with a swedesaw I did it but busted the blade when it toppled over I think it took me all day to get through it
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#7291437 - 01/10/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: Rog]
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Yep, and a feller doesn't want to put too much seasoned tamarac into the woodstove all at once if he doesn't want to have a warped stove, neither. wink
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#7292510 - 01/10/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: the_shootist]
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I have heard intresting things about tamarac over the years.
One being the wood made lighter, faster clipper ships than oak, but with a shorter life span.
Another being the wood is good for well pits, and such because it stands moisture well.
Yet another that it makes poor building lumber twisting with changes of season.
A sawmill man told me his grandfather used some tamarac studs in a kitchen wall that moved summer, to winter, causing the grandmother to complain vigorously. I then ask the sawmill man, "What do you do with it then?" he said, "It goes through with the rest of the pine".
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#7293957 - 01/10/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: wabigoon]
Rog Offline
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We tried to mill some back in Sk but there was so much timberbind in it that it could'nt be sawed at the little mill I worked at
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#7294129 - 01/10/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: Rog]
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A larger proublem than finding a nice 2"x6" for a stock would be the inleting for me.
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#7294710 - 01/10/13 Re: Local wood gun stocks [Re: wabigoon]
Talus_in_Arizona Offline
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Registered: 10/28/06
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Loc: AZ
DZ that stock is amazing.

I dunno about the entire stock because it is so heavy, but ironwood forends and/or grip caps would be beautiful.

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