3 Nice Rifle Stock Blanks ~ Koa and Walnut

Claro Walnut Stock

 

Claro Walnut

The wood of J. hindsii is commonly called claro walnut by the lumber industry and woodworkers.[5] It is highly figured with a rich brown color and striking grain patterns, especially in the crotch areas, where large limbs meet the trunk.[6]It is used in small quantities to make fine furniture and gun stocks, and sold as slabs to make large natural-top tables because of its durability, good working properties and swirling, iridescent figure.

Some confusion exists about the nature of claro walnut because J. hindsii is commonly used as the rootstock of orchard trees. The section below the original graft is claro walnut wood, while the section above is the lighter-colored English walnut. Some woodworkers have even taken advantage of this by making the change in color of the wood a feature of their work.

KOA

Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea familyFabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands,[1] where it is the second most common tree.[2] The highest populations are on HawaiʻiMaui and Oʻahu. Its name in theHawaiian languagekoa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.[3]

 

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted in Stocks. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 3 Nice Rifle Stock Blanks ~ Koa and Walnut

  1. Brett Stokes says:

    How much are you asking for the Koa blank? Is it suitable for a pump action shotgun duplication?

    Thanks, Brett Stokes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s