What wood did you use ?
The laminate I used is very strong and stable, But because of the glue between all the layes of wood it knocks hell out of your chisels.
You could try getting some thin hard wood (ash or oak )and make it up in layers.That would also make it better for shaping as you can cut each layer to shape before you glue.
You could stain each layer before you glue !!
I'm thinking of making a new stock for an AA200 I have, That's the way I was going to try.