Re: Tips on building a stock from scratch
Cougar, I worked for several years, as a tool and die maker, so, must ask, have you any idea what you are 'buying into'?
Having spent a week or more, of 8-12 hour days, to fabricate a mold, for relatively simple, but, 'high production' parts, let me offer some advice; save the effort, buy the material, and do it by hand!
The 'mold' will take at least three times the effort, and then you must fit the stock to the action, in every case; unless you are talking thousands of stocks, the labor for the mold is immense.
Since we are talking about a single stock, you will never recover the cost, in time, and money, of your suggested approach.
For the effort, and expense, you could buy a room full of nice to excellent wood.
Just my thoughts. Terry
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry