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Old 07-21-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question about African Wenge wood

Quick question for the other gun builders - my local hardwoods supplier just got a big order of wenge in and I'm in love with it. I've seen it used as lams in glued blanks and it looks great but how would it do in a 100% wenge laminated gun? Is it like other super heavy woods in that it is hell on your tools and very difficult to shape? How workable would a big laminated blank of this stuff be? I have a guy that wants me to build him a little gun for his kid out of it.
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Quick question for the other gun builders - my local hardwoods supplier just got a big order of wenge in and I'm in love with it. I've seen it used as lams in glued blanks and it looks great but how would it do in a 100% wenge laminated gun? Is it like other super heavy woods in that it is hell on your tools and very difficult to shape? How workable would a big laminated blank of this stuff be? I have a guy that wants me to build him a little gun for his kid out of it.


Your gun would sink and youd be cursing the entire build. Shit is steel.
When I use it again Im going to place it so i have to do minimal work with it. I love it though.

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Your gun would sink and youd be cursing the entire build. Shit is steel.
When I use it again Im going to place it so i have to do minimal work with it. I love it though.

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Yeah that's what I expected. Thanks for the response
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Yeah that's what I expected. Thanks for the response


Just get some teak or something else to throw in with it. Stuff is worth using
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Just get some teak or something else to throw in with it. Stuff is worth using

Cool I definitely plan on using it somehow
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