Vintage stocks Vs new stocks

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  1. Jackman

    Jackman New Member

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    Why is it that vintage wood stocks are so much better in appearance that what is sold to day brand new? Vintage wood nice grin deep shades all round better new wood minamal grain and almost no depth of tone.
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    It's the available stock. Nowadays, they're using stock that is from 50-60 yr old trees and the old stuff that was from trees 100+ yrs old is mostly gone or very expensive. It's all about the bottom $$ line. Old growth woods are harvested minimally and command a much higher price in general. If you happen to have some on your own land and have the means to harvest it and then season the wood, you can have your own supply. Typically a suitable blank will need at a very min of 3-4 years to season before trying to cut a stock out of it.
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    I am a woodworker and occasional sawmiller, but not a stock maker. Most commercial walnut lumber, if that is the wood type you are refering to, is steamed. It turns sapwood from cream to brown but also takes a lot of color out of the heartwood while evening it out. Basically makes it all look the same.
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