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    This is a another of my inside toy projects. I am not real good at the inlays but I keep trying. The walnut stock is inlaid with African Blood wood with Amboynia on the caps. I purposely set the barrel high on the fore end wood because of the caliber. Being a big mountain all weather rifle I wanted to avoid valleys in the wood will trap moisture. The stock is full length glass bed with a floating barrel. I used a Santa Barbara Magnum action with the hinged floor plate to sort of dress it up. The barrel is a 28 inch Douglas XX that I picked up a long time ago and just got around to mounting. After I get the wood finished I plan on case coloring the receiver and magazine box. I think I will try that Brownells oven finish on the barrel. My grandson has already put dibs on this one. He is a big 13 yrs old when he stops growing he will be able to tame this old cannon.
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    Is the dark outline around the inlays part of the inlay process, like marking, or is that another element that will be visible in the final version? Also, in #4, it looks like the far end of the forend might be spalted. Is it spalted, and what's your thoughts on that?

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    Andy, I had to freehand cut the butt stock inlay from a piece of Bloodwood veneer. When I put it in the stock I realized I had a border to live with. Rather than trying to hide it, which is impossible, I am using black acraglass to outline it. It ain't perfect but I can live with it. I may have to cut into the inlay to fit the stock to my grandsons arm length. I am working on another inlay to dress up the cut. I reallllllyyyyy do have very little experience with the inlays.
    The cap is spalted Amboyna burl. I almost chunked that piece in the trash, but decided to use it anyway. That burl is some of the prettiest wood in the world.
    The triple diamond in the fore end will have his silver initials set in the middle of each diamond.
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