135 Gunstock Carving Patterns
by Lora S. Irish

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 978-1-56523-8795-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

A Treasury of Classic Carving Patterns to beautify any gun.

A hand-carved gunstock adds both beauty and value to a firearm. Create your own one-of-a-kind functional artwork that will be cherished for years to come with this treasury of classic gunstock carving patterns.

You're sure to find the best carving pattern here for your next project. From basic checkering to dramatic relief carved scenes, nationally recognized carving artist Lora S. Irish presents 135 great gunstock patterns featuring traditional sportsman and hunting- related themes. She offers an array of excellent choices for every skill level, from beginner to expert, so you can start with a basic pattern and tackle more intricate designs as your experience in gunstock carving grows.

The patterns in this book are designed for rifle stocks, but small changes will make them just as applicable to knife handles, pistol grips, or duck calls. And while these patterns are specifically designed to be relief carved with hand tools, they are equally usable with power carving tools, woodburners, laser engravers, and sand blasters.

lnside 135 Gunstock Carving Patterns you'll find:
- Animal patterns including deer, elk, moose, bears, mountain goats, puma. and more
- Bird and waterfowl patterns from quail and pheasant to ducks, geese, and eagles
- Designs for panels. ornaments, banners, and scrolls
- Oak leaves. fishscale, basketweave and checkering
- Advice for choosing your pattern, wood, tools, and carving method
- Whether to start from scratch or use a kit

Photos: Colour


About Gunstock Carving

Part 1 - Gunstock Carving Basics
- Working with Patterns
Getting Started
- Wood Choices
- Tool Choices
- Finishing

Part 2 - Gunstock Carving Patterns
- Animal Patterns
- Bird and Waterfowl Patterns
- Eagle and Scroll Patterns
- Butt End Patterns
- Panel Patterns
- Checkering Blueprints
- Stock Templates