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Does anyone know of a place in East TN that does stock duplication.  I can easily ship one but would rather keep my business in state.  I'm also thinking about setting up to do duplicating in my shop.  There seems to be a need for it around here. 

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I don't think you can be picky about finding a stock duplicator shop. Years ago I needed a side lock type Butt stock for a Dumolin DBL and the only guy I could find taking orders was Mike Kokolus in PA. We talked for some time on the duplicating process. He talked about how folks that do duplicating either give you over cut wood or terribly under cut simply due to the fact that its expensive to rebuild loose tracer arm joints. So they just don't. Back then, some 10 or more years back, he charged $160 for the butt stock with my wood. He did outstanding work and saved me a whole lot of hours to cut one out of a blank, God Bless him.... he passed away some years ago but he passed his business to these folks....  http://www.gunstockduplicating.com/about.html   Back then Mike was always back logged 3-6 months so I think you will always have work if you invest in good equipment. Actualy, I may be a customer if you get set up!  Here's the stock Mike made up for me back then. The original was completely broken in 2. Good Luck on your endeavor!

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That is beautiful work. It seems the more and more I get into this work the need is there for stocks.


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4 hours ago, The Gunsmith said:

That is beautiful work. It seems the more and more I get into this work the need is there for stocks.


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Maybe a new line of work for you since there seems to be a call for it.

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I've seen this guys work and it's exceptional.  He usually does high end shotguns but may be will be able to do whatever it is you are looking for or recommend someone.  He's a bit far from east Tennessee but you did say you would like to keep your business in state which he is.  Here's a link to his Facebook page and if that does not work for you I can PM you his phone number.  Ron Neely: CLICK HERE

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Thank you I’ll check him out. I don’t mind shipping the stock anywhere just prefer to help locals if I can.


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I can second Ron Neely. I hung around him a while and he is a true pro. I highly recommend Ron. Great guy and a master of his craft.

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Does Ron Neely have a stock duplicator? Making stocks from blanks and duplicating to a semi inlet finish is normally two different $$$ disciplines of business. To duplicate a stock by hand from a blank is not for the lack of bank account digits! A half way decent duplicator run.... not so much.

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Does Ron Neely have a stock duplicator? Making stocks from blanks and duplicating to a semi inlet finish is normally two different $$$ disciplines of business. To duplicate a stock by hand from a blank is not for the lack of bank account digits! A half way decent duplicator run.... not so much.

 

Yes. I've seen it. He's been doing this for a long time. Hell if I'm wrong you can always call him and ask.

 

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There is a company in Indpls, Ind called Duplicarver that made some good equipment. I'm sure there are others

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I am unaware of anyone local who has a stock duplicator. I'd think a man could stay busy with one.

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I’d love to see some pictures and a description of the process from someone who knows what they’re doing.  

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5 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

I’d love to see some pictures and a description of the process from someone who knows what they’re doing.  

http://wood-carver.com/gunstock.html

Sort of like the machine at the hardware store they use to duplicate car keys.

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Interesting.  Definitely has my mind going.  This seems like an area where there’s some room for innovation.  

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