Very inspired by the craftsmanship on all these incredible homemade shooters so I'm going to attempt one.
Not sure what kind of wood this is, (anyone know from this pic?), from one of my woodpiles. Best I can guess from searching on google is Soft Maple, though it not a soft wood. I have quite a variety of trees on my property.
Anyway this is my choice. I ripped all the bark off with a flap disc on my angle grinder and purposely left it oversize to give me some choices as I continue to shape it. I'll post updates to this thread and may be hitting you all up with some questions.