52 Create – More Rifle Stocks…

52 Create – my weekly creative output for 2011.  Ahhh, commissions…. You love them cause you get paid, but you also don’t necessarily get to do what you really want to do.  I’ve done a ton of rifle stocks (biathlon) this spring and summer, and the customers are happy with the results, but after a while you get a bit tired of the same old thing.  This bunch of stocks was for a club that runs programs for youth.  They had many old stocks that had dried out and cracked beyond repair (some were more glue than wood).

I offered to make them a bunch that would be more suited to the smaller stature of some of their younger athletes.  All of the hardware from the old broken stocks were switched over which was a blessing and a curse all at the same time.  While it was easier to use the old parts than to manufacture new ones, matching up the holes on the new stocks to fit with the old parts was often quite challenging.  Anyways, enough whining.  The stocks are made of maple and painted with an exterior grade paint.  I colour coded the cheek pieces in order to differentiate them from each other.  For next week, I can promise you, no more biathlon stocks…


My other 52 Create Projects.




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