One Piece Stockmaking

Credits: 3

This class deals with building a wood stock for a bolt-action rifle from a square blank. Stock making is essentially a subtractive sculpture process. This course will cover style, fit, architecture, stock anatomy, wood, layout, terminology, aesthetics, craftsmanship, ergonomics, and history. The course is hands-on with a strong lab component. Students must supply a blank stock and a barreled action. The student will need an assortment of stock making tools. (Prerequisites: None.) Offered Spring.