Turkish walnut blank distributors

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  1. wildchild

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    Lookn for recomendations that sell at a fair price. Wanna keep both kidneys along with my arms n legs! Ha
     
  2. okie

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    can usually pick one up at a major gun show--a guy here, cigarcop makes amazing wood stocks---i would ask him
     
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    Not trying to be a wiseazz, but can you recognize a true Turkish blank? I purchased one from these guys about 10 years ago. It looked nice but needed a few more years to cure. Remember, dry wood is not necessarily cured. http://www.hunterbid.com/cgi-bin/new/Auction/APViewItem.asp?ID=9309
    I have bought about 15 blanks from Roger Vardy in Australia. His blanks are at least 15 years old. http://rogervardystockwood.com/ Remember that Aussie dollars are $100 to our $74,so the exchange is very good for us. Shipping is about $40.
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    A few of my Roger Vardy wood.
    He is great to deal with.
     
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  5. Dusty Stevens

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    Id love to see some of those in person someday. Ill never be lucky enough to own a rifle as beautiful as those
     
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    Me neither but fortunately I prefer the fine grain and marbling of a composite stock.:p
     
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    I'm going to check and see if I can get turkish walnut in hydrographic film. That'd be the best of both worlds for a lot less money.
     
  8. Ggmac

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    Butch , they are artwork.
    I fall too much , mine are now paint .
     
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    McMillan offers a wood grain dip.
     
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    Ya know, I did do a "mental exercise" about doing a wood veneer on a composite stock. Just too many compound curves!:rolleyes:

    Edit: Oh! Dusty likes that? Here's where I ended up: Get a blank of 1/2" aluminum, 6"x36". Cut it to the stock profile. That gives a stable center to lock an action on, like a full length bedding block. Sandwich the aluminum between 2 pieces of gorgeous Walnut, covering as much of the aluminum as desired or as practical.;) How about that?:D
     
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    Now there's the best idea yet. Make the aluminum profile easy to fit to, with some traction points to epoxy some great wood to from a blank ripped down the center to rejoin perfectly and VOILA!! Yeah, I know, it's only simple in my mind. That's because I'm simple minded.:) I would truly give that a go if only to have a story about an epic failure to tell!
     
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  12. Dusty Stevens

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    I like it josh. All weather construction
     
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    sounds good- might as well combine that with ur new lamination project. :rolleyes:You could anodize the AL to and have a stripe down the middle whatever color you want
     
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    I could custom paint wood grain on a composite for ya
    It'd take me a minute but I'm sure I could come up with some good feathering
     
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    Dusty, I have seen them in person, I just could not afford to handle them.
     
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    Don't believe him Dusty. He has more money than Trump!
     
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    If i had either one of yalls money id use it to burn mine
     
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    Now Dusty: You made a choice. Man up to it. You bought that boat. Ya coulda bought 2 guns like Butch has, maybe three, and fished from shore.;):eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I bought a nice house before the housing boom- maybe 2002 or so. I used to tell everybody at the bass club i was a true redneck because i paid more for my bassboat than my house.
     
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