Author Topic: New Material Arrived-GMC (Green Mountain Camo) For Another Airforce Stock Build.  (Read 5125 times)

Loren

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A big slab of laminate in GMC arrived today for my next stock project.   It will be interesting to see how this material mills and shapes and how the colors layers reveal as it is cut.







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Wow; if it turns out anything like the quality of the other one you showcased, it'll be splendid.  Can't hardly wait to see the project develope.  BTW, could you share what the laminate costs?
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Modern plywood!
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Wow! Can’t wait to see. :)
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So this piece came from Finland.  https://www.lamnia.com/en/sc/178/hunting-and-shooting/laminated-wood-blanks  www.CWP.FI

But I ended up finding the USA division and ordered a second piece from them too.  Lots of really cool color combinations. 

https://www.cwp-usa.com/collections/spectraply-panel-10x35?page=2

Not sure how I didn't find the USA source the first time. 


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Supposedly, laminating makes the blank stronger than a plank of regular wood. I would think, however, they'd chip easier?

The link shows a bunch of blanks which look like one specific shade. Some I've seen are far from a single color. One of the local gun stores had a used Model 700 with a try-colored stock in green, yellow, and sort of black. Weird.
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Bumblebee.  ;D
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Bumblebee.  ;D

That is just plain crazy talk.

I could see having a tart of a rifle in one of these colors.









I can see a this on my blue Condor.



The reserved introverted conservative side of me likes these....lol




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Well another stick of that black gold they call ebony arrived and i got started on stock making.

Roughed out a couple of blanks from the slab of GMC laminate.



Mortise and tenon for pinning the ebony forearm cap


Dry fitting the cap.


Got the two blanks fitted and glued with the ebony forearm caps.



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And it starts!!!!
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Loren; you ever try any Persimmon Heart wood?  the right piece is pretty dark and it's hardness is close to Ebony. A little Wiki info:  Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native to eastern North America and known for its small, soft fruits that are suited to a variety of culinary uses. As a lumber, persimmon is a hardwood used for a number of recreation and specialty items. It comes from the family Ebenaceae, the same family as ebony.
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I have not had my hands on any Persimmon Heart wood and doing a google search it seems sources are rare as rocking horse pooh.  Do you know of an online source? 

Looks like back in the day it was the wood of choice for quality golf club woods.

I thought for a moment about making the caps out of walnut for this laminate.  The colors would go well together, but the ebony looks really cool when polished and finished, so I went that direction again. 
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How about Allocasuarina Luehmannii?

One of the local artists, uses a lot of it in her carvings. It is so hard, she uses a Dremel tool to carve it. Interesting stuff, but really expensive here in the US I'm told.

The other issue with really hard woods is their inability to take in stain. Thankfully, they can be polished to a high sheen.
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I'm not finding a source in for it even looking for it's common names.  I did look at Desert Ironwood at one time.  One challenge is finding stock that is minimum 2.25" thick without having to laminate it.

I guess they call them rare and exotic woods for a reason.  Like I said black gold!!
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Loren; my neighbor is trying to get rid of his Persimmon tree problem and uses pieces for an occasional handle, the rest he burns as firewood.  The dark colored heartwood is usually only seen on the larger of the trees around here, but I'll try and snag you a piece if it comes available. Usually these trees grow in clusters and as such they don't reach mature size very quickly.
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