Custom Carved Tribute to a Father
In my experience, the two most common reasons for a client to want a gunstock carved are…
* Memories… A special hunt, for example.
* In Memory of… a Family member or four legged hunting partner.
The latter was the reason for my most recent commission. My client wanted the stock for a Henry Golden Boy stock carved as a present for her husband. The photo above shows that rifle. It was to be a memorial and tribute to his Father.
She mentioned that his Father had been referred to as an “Oak Tree” so she wanted Oak leaves on the stock and a sentiment carved in the stock also. During our communication for planning the design she also said she liked the idea of a cross in the carving. I suggested an old wooden cross on a hill and she liked that idea.
This Stock needed to be done for Christmas so I told her I would get it to her well before the holiday. When I started working on this carving, I couldn’t put it down. I love carving leaves, but it was this tribute to a Father that really moved me.
Carving this Walnut tribute made me think about my own Father and I wanted this to be a special Family Heirloom. I wanted it to be a carving that would make my own Father proud if he saw it.
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