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    I once did a unfinished proof of concept with way to soft spruce. Even that one was relatively strong, making a metal slot for the bipod attachment was the issue.

    The forearm itself was quite easy (including a heat shield from a slim G3 forearm was a mistake; it started leaking resin on my first range trip.. than cracked from dryness). Getting the stock and grip in the original shape proved to be a challenge as well.

    The wide forearm has a easy shape, a slim one is 10x harder to make.

    Spruce ofcourse isn't a suitable material, but it was cheap and readily available. It was only a proof of concept to see if I should invest in some furniture grade nut wood. I ultimately decided not to do so because my stock and grip looked like something a 4yo drew. So if you have as little woodworking experience as I do, I'd advise to first make a cheap mock up as well.
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    Just beautiful to look at. I love the wooden stocks.
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    I'm now on a waiting list for a wide wooden hand guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelE View Post
    I'm now on a waiting list for a wide wooden hand guard.
    I too am interested in getting a wide wood handguard. Who do I have to PM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuffNutt View Post
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    There is a wide forearm on here. Jdowney is the man for wood....image 06
    Jdowney did some beautiful grips for me years ago, look just like Nils. anybody have his contact info?
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    Contact Jdowney at militaryfirearms.com.

    You will still need to purchase a wide plastic hand guard for the metal fittings and send it to him. It's doubtful that anyone has these metal fittings separately.
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    Both handguards are pretty easy to make, the cuts for the steel caps on the standard ones is the hardest part.

    The biggest challenge with a wood wide handguard is making the joint to the front cap strong enough to stand use of a bipod.

    I was thinking of working up a way around that back when I was making a lot of the standard ones, but lack of surplus parts and changes in my day job pretty much got me out of the stock making sideline. These days I have a hard enough time keeping RTG supplied with grips.

    The parts I'm making for Michael are from a half finished custom job where the client bailed, right around when I changed day jobs 3 years ago. I was going to use it myself, but life is short so I figured I'd finish it up for him since he was interested.

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