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  1. Gregory's Avatar
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    Mar 19, 2017, 8:33 PM - EE-3 stock wood species? #1

    Anyone know what the original flaregun stock and grip are made from?

    The reason I ask is I'm thinking of a fabrication run of real wood stocks, possibly grips too for folks building their own blasters.



    Suggestions on pricing also welcome. Obviously a lot of factors, so opinions of pricing for unfinished vs. stained/sealed welcome.
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    Mar 20, 2017, 6:29 PM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #2

    Stocks are often made of walnut
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    Mar 20, 2017, 7:50 PM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #3

    Thanks. I posted this from my phone, should be in cargo hold?
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    Mar 20, 2017, 8:24 PM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #4

    The grips are made of brass if I recall. I'll check my notes on the grip and the stock wood.

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    Meh! My notes are CRAP!!!
    I do believe brass is correct on the grip though.

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    Thanks. I posted this from my phone, should be in cargo hold?
    Once you have your plan together and are ready to gauge interest, then I'd put a thread in the Cargo Hold.
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    Mar 20, 2017, 9:28 PM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #5

    The stock is walnut and the grip is indeed brass although I have seen some with Bakerlite grips. I don't know if those were replacements though. The ROTJ props are resin copies.
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    Mar 21, 2017, 10:18 AM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #6

    Pretty sure the stock is walnut with a black walnut stain and the grip im pretty sure is brass as a couple others have alreasy pointed out
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    Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 PM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #7

    Great information, thank you. I used cedar for my stock, in the interest of keeping it as light as possible. I'm wondering if others would want a lighter wood stock?
  9. Mar 27, 2017, 2:38 AM - Re: EE-3 stock wood species? #8

    Been making one out of pine, its very light and easy to work with..... Balsa wood would be super ultra light weight but is so soft of a wood you can dent it with your finger nail....

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