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#1089388 - 12/17/08 02:31 PM Re: Refinishing a Gun Stock [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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I sold my old Marlin 30-30 to a tndeer forum member,and he refinished it in cherry. Sent me a pic,and it looks great.
Glad he has it,and it's not still in my closet. Think his tndeer name is highway. May want to send him a PM.
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#1091750 - 12/18/08 09:22 PM Re: Refinishing a Gun Stock [Re: LCU]
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got pics
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#1119336 - 01/08/09 08:42 AM Re: Refinishing a Gun Stock [Re: ol 'rube]
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I like to use synthetic abrasive pads (Scotchbrite, etc.) instead of steel wool. They come in different "grits" - the grey ones are about equivalent to 0000 steel wool (fine) and work great for smoothing between coats of finish. One of the main advantages is that there is no possibility of leaving any steel fibers in the grain of the stock, which can rust and discolor the wood when exposed to moisture over time. You can get the pads at woodworking stores like Woodcraft.

To get that really deep satin sheen, a couple of weeks or more after your last application of finish (it needs to be COMPLETELY dry and hard to give the best result), you can make a slurry of super fine pumice and mineral oil and rub out the stock with a 2"x2" piece of the completely nonabrasive pad (they are white). Don't use a lot of pressure, and rub in a circular pattern over the entire stock. It can be a little tricky to do the areas around checkering, but it really does give it that special look.

Waterlox original oil finish is what I have been using on mine lately - it forms an even harder and more water-resistant finish than Tru-oil, and you only need to apply 6 or so coats to get a beautiful and durable finish.

I build furniture for myself and friends as a hobby, and on special pieces (jewelry boxes and such) I use this method of finishing and people are pretty well pleased.

These aren't very good pictures, but here are a couple of my guns I refinished.




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#1149411 - 01/26/09 08:13 PM Re: Refinishing a Gun Stock [Re: midman]
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#1347799 - 05/30/09 05:22 AM Re: Refinishing a Gun Stock [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Awesome!
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