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    Post by Euell Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:59 am

    I see quite a few solid stocks in the pictures, I can' find any here where I live. I live in the Ohio Valley, any idea where I can get a solid stock of wood?
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    Post by c sitas Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:59 am

    All that- I know of are home made. Not purchased. This is a tribute the work our fellows on here can do.
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    Post by Geezer Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:50 am

    Where can you get a solid wood stocked crossbow?  Buy a chunk of cherry or walnut or oak or maple, cut out a stock and shave away anything that doesn't look like a crossbow.  Geezer.
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    Post by phuphuphnik Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:48 pm

    Geezer, I told my daughter the same thing and it seemed to work.

    Here is a thingy I wrote for the DIY forum on Reddit. you can click an image to bring up a slideshow with captions.
    https://imgur.com/a/Ov1gC
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    https://imgur.com/a/TbmRH#yw8JyFt

    The first one was from solid lumber, my daughter's was 2 halves glued together. This way makes the lock mortice easier, plus you can have the nut in place without sideplates covering the hole you hogged out with a forstner bit. I use both methods. Historically, it would be solid.

    I used red oak, which works okay and is fairly benign dust wise. Maple also works, you can get 3/4" planks and glue them together for a small, slender bow.

    I have a Ruger 10-22 stock that I have thought about using for a slurbow
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    Post by kenh Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:23 pm

    If you need/want that modern gunstock look, there are numerous places on line that sell gunstock blanks of various woods.  Then, as Geezer sez, cut away everything that doesn't look like what you want.

    Many of us start with a Maple or Oak or whatever 2x4, 2x6, 2x8.  If you can't find those locally, do as phuphuphnik suggests and glue two 3/4" boards together with a 1/8" or 1/4" board between to form the bolt groove
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    Post by Euell Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:16 pm

    Thanks guys, my first build will have four 1/2" thick oak boards glued together, the center of the last board will be the wooden plate covering the mech. the next build I'll be looking for a blank
    so it will be solid.
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