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Stock Work for the Beginner
by Serman L. Mays
363 pages, 8.5″x11″ format.
Some readers may recognize Sherman Mays as the author of a fine instructional book on Checkering.
He assembled the book about stock making for anyone who wants to learn about the craft or start making stocks.
Simple and complex stock repairs as well as inletting new blanks Sherman covers it all.
Many stock makers starting out do not realize the many details that can go into a new stock. This book is extensive in its coverage of details like stock fitting to provide the shooter with the best ergonomics. Specifics like installing recoil pads, both fixed and adjustable are explained. Professional tricks for installing or inletting grip caps. Finishing stocks for a professional result and what tools work best. Sherm even touches on checkering, because not stock is really complete until it has been checkered.
A great book for wood lovers who want to build stocks for their guns.