I predict you'll have a bunch of stippled pieces of scrap wood laying around before you tackle the real thing.
, you are prescient - that prediction is right on the mark if this stippling work is anything like other new stuff tackled around this place. Just got some walnut scraps out last evening. Am burned out on checkering and have not done any for a while. If I can get even close to a match for this buttstock it will be fortunate.
, thanks for that. Will get the old/cheap metal engraver out - the one that puts shaky writing on metal - and see if it works to effect. If it does, has to be better than 1,000+ light hammer strokes on a punch.