Maple halfstock blank, red or sugar maple, grade 2, curl over 30% length, or more
Part Number: MAPLE-HH-2
Availability: In Stock
Price: $55.00
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Maple halfstock blank, red or sugar maple, grade 2, curl over 30% length, or more.

Stock Blanks cured to 6% to 8% moisture are stable!

Stocking a rifle with cheap wood can be discouraging! If your wood twists, warps, cracks, checks, or splits after you begin work, your labor may be lost. Properly cutting and curing can minimize your risk. Our wood was selected for gun stocks, often before the tree was cut. These stock blanks are not "lumber yard culls". The stock blanks we offer are slow cured to the ideal 6 to 8% moisture content in a special kiln, and often have been in climate controlled storage for three to five years. We keep a large supply on hand.

Sugar Maple fullstock blanks, often called "hard" maple

So called "hard maple" or "rock maple" is from the Sugar maple tree (L. Acer saccharum). Very dense, with closed grain, ideal for raised carving, but the figure is less obvious than most red maple.

Red Maple fullstock blanks, often called "soft" maple

So called "soft maple" is actually hard and dense, and has more brilliant figure than Sugar Maple. From the Red Maple tree, it is ideal for fancy figured longrifles. Less expensive, since it is more widely available and hardy. We do not sell the very soft Silver Maple wood.

Maple Halfstock Blanks, of Sugar or Red Maple

We offer either "hard maple" or "soft maple" at these prices. We keep both on hand, and we'll be glad to pick either one for your project. You may specify sugar or red maple in the comment field on the order form.

Our guarantee is simple:

• Order "sight unseen" with confidence. We will pick a good one.
• You pay postage, which is not refundable. Your only risk.
• When your blank arrives, examine it carefully for 10 days.
• If not delighted, return it and we will ship a replacement.
• No sale is final until you cut it. Cut wood may not be returned.

All wood contains internal stress. Figured wood is more highly stressed than straight grain wood. Every piece of wood may have hidden chips, checks, cracks, knots, bark inclusions, rot, cross grain, worm holes, warping, or incorrect dimensions. These become your problems only after you decide to cut the wood. Old time gunsmiths faced and solved such hidden problems. Many antique longrifles will reveal clever repairs, inlays, and "wear plates" to cover flaws.

Examine any blank for 10 days. If not delighted, perhaps we can substitute a different grade, select another piece or suggest a simple solution. If we can't satisfy you, we will promptly refund the price of the stock. Order wood by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail!

Curly maple is priced by the amount and type of figure, as follows:
Grade 1 Maple has nearly straight grain, with little or no curl.
Grade 2 Maple has some curl over 30% of its length, or more.
Grade 3 Maple has some curl over 75% of its length, or more.
Grade 4 Maple has some curl over 100% of its length. Desirable.
Grade 5 Maple has even curl over 100% of its length. Scarce.
Grade 6 Maple has tight even curl over 100% of its length. Rare!
Grade 7 Maple has exceptional tight even curl. Very rare.
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