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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Mike McAlpine wrote:
Gold, and cbra,

I guess I am just a little defensive when it comes to Jim Greenwood. The lost of his business that took a lifetime in building was a great tragedy in my mind. The picture comment is something that I didn't understand. I am not too smart on a computer but I do have loyalty and don't like rude people. Please forgive my ignorance. I was honest is what I thought was happening. I don't have any pictures in this reply so I guess it is worthless. :lol: {hs# But I do know how to used the smiley faces. :P

Mike McAlpine

Thank you for setting me straight about this.


Oh, I'm just funning with you. The internet is about having a good time, right? :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Just want to add two things.

I met Jim at nationals. He saw me, took some measures, and a month later he shipped me a pattern stock.

So far it’s been amazing. I used to see chips now it’s dust. I guess confidence on using this stock will help me a lot.

What’s really amazing , it’s how easy it’s for him to build the perfect stock.

Totally recommended .!!!


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:04 pm 
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I have the picture by the way , but can’t do it from the app form some reason


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:50 am 
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dcblvsh2 wrote:
There’s one on his website right now that has bondo on it.


No bondo on mine.

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:54 am 
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Great job at the Valentine with that new stock!!

Thanks Duke

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:29 am 
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That’s good. Bondo is heavy.
Had Jim come down to SC to work with several of the students Will’s shooting school? Does he have a mobile shop?

Or has he relocated to SC?

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 am 
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Gunner,
Glad to have you down to FSS, again, and we are really pleased how well you shot your new stock!

Regarding 'Bondo', occasionally Jim has to resort to using Bondo to build up an area on a stock. Generally, when he needs to, it in a small area, not the whole stock. For instance, we did a pattern stock for Elizabeth during this trip, and we needed a small bit of Bondo to build up on the off side of the stock to keep some of the lines of the stock straight. No worries. Generally speaking, no Bondo is needed.

Jim Greenwood is still in Kansas. I had him come to the Shooting School to do some fittings and pattern stocks for students so they wouldn't have to travel to Kansas. We will probably have him come to FSS at least once a year.

We do a lot of gun fitting here, but its always great to have someone with Jim's level of expertise here......we always learn something when we work with him!

Best,

Will

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 am 
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gunner63 wrote:
dcblvsh2 wrote:
There’s one on his website right now that has bondo on it.


No bondo on mine.


Mine is bondo-free as well. I think it depends in part on whether Jim is starting with a new blank or working with previous pattern wood. And of course everything depends on the "shape" of the shooter. Jim always does what's necessary to make sure that the fit is right.

Having Jim fit and build my stock was one of the most interesting and generally satisfying things associated with shotguns that I've ever done.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:18 am 
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Why was Jim out of business for a while?

(I keep reading references to him being back in business)

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:31 am 
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gunner63 wrote:
dcblvsh2 wrote:
There’s one on his website right now that has bondo on it.


No bondo on mine.


I'm in a re-bondo stage, which was an upgrade to my "tape fixes." But now, I need a new tweak where my thumb rests... Might do it myself. Woulnd't be the first time... Step by step.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:40 am 
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ysr_racer wrote:
Why was Jim out of business for a while?

(I keep reading references to him being back in business)


He lost his shop to a fire. He was out of business while he replaced tools and reestablished a shop - took about a year.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 am 
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mwr01 wrote:
ysr_racer wrote:
Why was Jim out of business for a while?

(I keep reading references to him being back in business)


He lost his shop to a fire. He was out of business while he replaced tools and reestablished a shop - took about a year.



http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/a ... 96768.html


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:51 am 
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ysr_racer wrote:
Why was Jim out of business for a while?

(I keep reading references to him being back in business)


A sophisticated gent like yourself, is unaware of how the ‘search’ function works?


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:25 am 
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GoldGuy wrote:
gunner63 wrote:
dcblvsh2 wrote:
There’s one on his website right now that has bondo on it.


No bondo on mine.


I'm in a re-bondo stage, which was an upgrade to my "tape fixes." But now, I need a new tweak where my thumb rests... Might do it myself. Woulnd't be the first time... Step by step.


Some clarification: All Jim's try stocks that he's done for me were all solid wood. He only went to bondo after my "tape improvements" for a better feel in the grip. Had been shooting with tape fixes for a couple of months.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am 
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Regardless of how he does it, he’s one of the best ever. Add to that such a nice guy, with a can do attitude, makes the process well worth the investment.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 am 
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+1000% about Jim Greenwood and his custom stocks!
I, too, consider Jim a friend. He and his son, Jared have been very nice to me. I have owned his stock for about four years. Just wish I could go through the experience again!
Glad to hear that Jim is back at work. I can't recommend him enough!
Jim Hundley


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:59 pm 
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Is he back at the Michael Murphy site or some other location?


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:32 pm 
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His shop is at Michael Murphy. Jim also pulls a mobile/trailer shop to some of the bigger shoots and can do fitting, repair, and pattern work from that.


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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Will,

Thanks for answering my questions about Jim’s visit to your school.

I emailed Jim last night about a separate matter and we had a nice exchange. He certainly is a nice guy.

I know I try not to resort to bondo if I can help it but like mentioned above sometimes you have to especially if the pattern has been used many times. If a person is going to shoot the pattern for quite a while; which I encourage then I definitely feel that the use of bondo is detrimental to the process because of its weight.

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 Post subject: Re: PATTERN STOCK BY JIM GREENWOOD
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:20 pm 
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I haven't engaged Jim Greenwood for a new stock since this morning. He has my previous stock measurements. So I picked out a blank and no pattern necessary.




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