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PROFESSIONAL STOCKMAKING Through the Eyes of a Stockmaker

Wesbrook, David L.

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ISBN 10: 1879356155 / ISBN 13: 9781879356153
Published by Wolfe Publishing Company, Prescott, AZ, 1994
Condition: NF Hardcover
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Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket.; 12.10 X 9.10 X 0.80 inches; 308 pages; Inscribed by author on title page. ; Signed by Author NF; Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 43618

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Title: PROFESSIONAL STOCKMAKING Through the Eyes of...

Publisher: Wolfe Publishing Company, Prescott, AZ

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Reprint.

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Originally copyrighted in 1994, this 2011 reprint is a step by step how-to with complete photographic support for every detail of the art of working wood into riflestocks. Comprehensive coverage of the techniques are illustrated to gain skill and/or understanding of the professional gun maker'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

About the Author:

David L. Wesbrook has had an interest in firearms from an early age while growing up in a small farming community in Indiana. After surviving a near fatal, head-on collision in his last year of college he moved to Friendship, Indiana the home of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and began to pursue building black-powder rifles.
Friendship, Indiana, is also home of gun maker Jack Haugh who gave Dave the inspiration for quality gun making.
Dave's quest brought him to work as a stockmaker at the renowned firm of Griffin & Howe. In the early 1980's, he began to make fine custom riflestocks and accessories on a professional level and achieved recognition nationally with commissioned works by the Dallas Safari Club and others.
To create suitable images of his work, Mr. Wesbrook went on to study photography under one of America's most important innovators of fine art photography, Mr. Frederick Sommer. Dave's gun photography has graced the pages of Rifle Magazine, Gun Digest, Peterson's Hunting, Hunters Quest, Guns and American Rifleman. His photographic work has included private collections, special projects for National Geographic, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian Institute, as well as all photographic illustration in this book.
Today Mr. Wesbrook resides in the Midwest and continues to produce custom rifles, hunt, fish and do fine art photography.

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