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Professional Stockmaking


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A step-by-step “how to” with complete photographic support for every detail of the art of working wood into rifle stocks. Comprehensive coverage of the techniques is illustrated to gain skill and/or understanding of the professional gunmaker’s craft. An unparalleled achievement, destined to become the bible for students, professionals or those who appreciate custom rifles.

Table of Contents

Book I - Introduction to Inletting the Semi-inletted Stock

Section 1 - Inletting the Barreled Action

Section 2 - Inletting the Barreled Action Semi-inlet


Book II - Finish Shaping the Stock Introduction to Finish Shaping

Section 1 - Fitting the stock to the individual shooter

Section 2 - Introduction to the tools used in shaping

Section 3 - Shaping begins - profiling the buttstock

Section 4 - Shaping the sides of the buttstock

Section 5 - Rough shaping the combnose

Section 6 - Shaping the body and forearm of the stock


Book III - Sanding and Stock Finishing

Section 1 - Sanding

Section 2 - Stock Finishing

Appendix I - Inletting a Steel Buttplate

Appendix II - Tools Used in Stockmaking


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  1. Great book, so so service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 17th 2017

    Most of the stockmaking and gunsmithing books have line drawings or very bad photos. The photography in this book is great - show
    me a good picture and I can duplicate it. Tell me how in words and I am lost.

    Now the bad part. I ordered this book online on January 4th. It arrived today the 17th which means it took thirteen days to work its way through your shipping department as well as the U.S. Mail! Thirteen days to go from Arizona to Wyoming seems a bit extreme - in spite of the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday. Finally, I was very disappointed that there was no way to track the shipment during that entire time.
    Thank you

    Mr. Bigelow,

    It sounds like the shipping time was standard for when Media Mail is selected and with the holiday observed on Monday, January 16, as well. If you provide an email address while placing your order, you are emailed a tracking number. Please give us a call if you have any questions and we are always happy to help. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am -5:00 pm MST.


    Wolfe Publishing Co.

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