I do quite a bit of new checkering too. Some customers want a simple, tasteful pattern, leaving it entirely up to me to design something that looks "right". Others know exactly what they want and supply a detailed drawing, or a photo torn out of a magazine for me to work from.
Reproducing a classic pattern from an old original stock onto a new replacement stock is also a common request. I tend to prefer traditional patterns, but I have done a few "Buck Rogers Specials" too.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see detailed examples.
|Ballard .22 LR.||Al Biesen Stocked
Mauser Mark X.
|Alvin Linden Stocked
Model 70 Winchester.
|Dressing up an 1873 Uberti
for Cowboy Action Shooting.
|Simple checkering pattern on a Mauser stock.||Rare Exposed Hammer Martini.|
|Mauser Express Rifle.||Mod. 70 LH Express Rifle||Remington Rolling Block Stock Set|
|Custom Express Rifle||CZ Grips||Checkering Laminated Wood? You Bet!|