Re: Tips on building a stock from scratch
I used to have a custom stock making business and everything you've been told is true. I would highly recommend buying a blank if you insist on making a stock. I quit making stocks because people don't want to pay the money it costs to make customs stocks. Good wood is expensive and presentation grade wood can run into really big money. I also built molds in the past and listen to what Stash said. Your talking about a .22 mag bolt action Marlin, is it really worth all the time and money your talking about? Why not just buy a Ruger 10/22 and go from there. You would probably come out a lot cheaper, there is a ton of stuff out there for them. Stock making isn't as easy as it sounds.