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Advice Beech stock finishing advise please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SniperSi, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. SniperSi

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    Sorry if this had been asked a million time before

    So as I'm waiting for my shiny new v-glide kit to arrive from Mr Pope i thought I might as well give it a bash at re-finishing the beech stock.

    As I'm typing the stock is covered in notromorse to strip the old varnish.
    My question is what finish do you guys put on you're beech stock, a danish, linseed oil or a stain? I love using danish oil as it brings the grain out of the wood but do you think beech is a bit light in color for just oil?

    Would like to hear your opinions and techniques on beech stock finishing.

    Thanks Simon
     
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    Half way through stripping it and its defo too light to oil with out stain. Thanks Steve that's great. have just ordered the tru-oil kit so that gives me a bit of time to put that plate you gave me and the butt pad jd gave us on. should come up well.
     
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    does anyone know the best way to get all the stain out of the checkering? I have nitromorsed it several times and its still darker than the bare wood.
     
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    It did didn't it! just struggling getting the checkering clean
     
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    Nitromors,toothbrush and a scalpel
     
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    and some kind of glasses,...nitromors is p*ss poor,strength wise these days ,..but i still wouldnt want an odd flick of it in me eyes :eek:
     
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    Try putting nitromors on the stock, then put it in a black bag, stops the nitromors drying out, so works for longer:up:
     
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    Nitromors is waste of time these days, take all the old finish with a stanley blade
     
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    i dont use nitromors anymore either , i use a cabinet scraper,..flies thru the old cack ,..but the chequering need a lot of care or you can very easily knack it up
     
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    Hi. I have just refinished an old Cadet Major stock which after scraping off the old goo ended up far too white and uninteresting.
    I have no artistic talent so was unable to use stain to get a good effect, so I "Ammonia fumed" the stock for a day or so. This process darkens any tannin in the wood and can turn wood with lots of tannin black.

    Also I have read that the darkening goes really deep so a scratch will not show up as a white streak.


    I wont explain ammonia tanning here it's far better to Google it.
    The results are as below, this stock was very nearly white with no figuring at all.
    End result is also after multiple coats of BLO put on very very thin.


    View attachment 98524 View attachment 98525 View attachment 98526
     
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    Cheers for the replies guys.
    After a lot of scraping, sanding and about 10 goes over with nitromorse IT'S STRIPPED!
    just need to get it to the workshop to fit the butt pad and stainless steel plate on the bottom, few more rubs up in grit and its ready for the stain!
    My walnut was so easy compared to this one!
     
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    Very nice indeed dunks. Turned out well. I have already bought the walnut stain so I see how that fairs
     
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    I used nitromors all over on the first go to soften it up and then scraped it off. the checkering needed to be nitromorsed to get all the old crap out. looking good now
     
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    Shame about the telephone piccys. Look like a very nice job.
     

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