1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Laminate Stock Finish Consensus

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Wofty, May 17, 2019.

?

How would you like this stock finished?

  1. Lacquered

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  2. Oiled

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. Dyed

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Other? Please explain

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Just got in a roughed out Parmoor birch laminate for a S400/410/500 series.
    My intention is to finish it to a high standard and sell it on.
    The fly in the ointment is I need an action to check the inletting prior to finishing.
    So in due course I'll acquire an S400 and ensure it fits etc then finish.
    I'm after a consensus of popularity for finish. I can't promise I'll stick to any majority as I'll have to go with the force, and the force is strong in this one!
    I can't promise I'll even sell it as I told the wifey, as I'm rather taken by the flow of this stock.
    However, for democratic purposes I am keen to see a forum poll and opinions.
    Answers on a postcard please.
    20190517_175141.jpg
    20190517_175157.jpg
     
    Bagster66 and billy.whizz like this.
  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

    Messages:
    26,224
    Likes Received:
    21,768
    Location:
    Chelmsford/Upminster - Essex
    A satin lacquer for me
     
    Rattymcrattyface likes this.
  3. Tops

    Tops Busy Member

    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    504
    Location:
    Leicester
    Anything with a matt finish. Much better than a high shine gloss finish.
     
  4. Pete236

    Pete236 Little Member

    Messages:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    2,305
    Location:
    Berks/Oxon border
    A slightly (and only a shade or two) darker stain, then traditional oil or wax for a soft gentle sheen.
     
  5. QuoVadis69

    QuoVadis69 Donator

    Messages:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    2,553
    Location:
    Bucks
  6. QuoVadis69

    QuoVadis69 Donator

    Messages:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    2,553
    Location:
    Bucks
    Shame you're not closer I have 3 actions that would fit this so np at all in lending you 1.
     
  7. rich79

    rich79 Donator

    Messages:
    6,230
    Likes Received:
    3,492
    Location:
    London
    Lacquered finish, if its too yellow for you then a very light stain like oak.
     
  8. robs5230

    robs5230 If it's a springer, it will be oversprung

    Messages:
    7,046
    Likes Received:
    5,911
    Location:
    bideford devon
    Looks a little bit like mine. I like a stained and oiled finish on my rifles. Guess it all depends on what the rifle will be used for.
    Whatever you go for, you need to check a scoped action in it before you start finishing. I think you might need to figure an adjustable cheek piece into it.

    400-1.jpg
     
  9. Zubar

    Zubar Engaging Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    In the woods, Meifod, Wales.
    I’d dye then lacquer. I’ve done two parmoor stocks. They take dye nicely but I wish I’d used a matte lacquer instead of truoil. Which went on nicely but I didn’t like the sheen. On one I made a pigs ear of trying to knock the sheen back.

    I may yet sand it down and lacquer it.
    I used Liberon medium oak spirit dye. After two coats it stops tacking it up.

    BC9C0546-0A9C-463F-ADB4-D2AD405DE98F.jpeg
     
  10. Buckshot

    Buckshot Engaging Member

    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Bomber County
    I think that looks mint Zubar, good job.:up:
     
    Zubar likes this.
  11. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

    Messages:
    9,265
    Likes Received:
    1,365
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    For a laminated stock i would think it has to be a lacquered finish of some sort either gloss, matt or satin so there's no chance of moisture entering the stock and the possible risk of delamination.
     
  12. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Lacquered is good.
    I think it's a sensible choice and satin will really enhance the pattern.
    Some parts are very pale and oil would darken it.
     
  13. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    No can do. There thumb cut out on the opposite side of the cheekpiece is really scalloped in so there's no depth of wood for risers.
    It feels very sporting and pointy.

    This will be on the backburner as I'm off to work soon.
     
    robs5230 likes this.
  14. Tricky13

    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    2,503
    Location:
    Kings Lynn
    I would use Danish oil and it will slightly darken the wood but not by much, and you can just use as many coats to get the desired finish a couple of coats applied and then wiped off with a lint free cloth should get it to a satin finish depending on how much the laminate soaks up the oil (will depend on how fine a surface you get it to)...that's all i used on mine.
     
  15. bucketboy

    bucketboy Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,420
    Likes Received:
    2,781
    Location:
    peterborough
    Anything other than this....























    .....



    0B42693D-D0F2-4E36-9D49-4FC2AD3D6826.jpeg


    Bb:facepalm:
     
    hughlle, Drake267, Wofty and 2 others like this.
  16. Tricky13

    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    2,503
    Location:
    Kings Lynn
    I once bought a walnut stock that someone had got their car spraying buddy to give a coat of 2k lacquer....looked horrible took ages to strip of with today's rubbish strippers.
     
    bucketboy likes this.
  17. MADEinSTOKE

    MADEinSTOKE Engaging Member

    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Stoke on Trent
    I’d wax it
     
  18. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

    Messages:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    The thing with laminate is you get delaminations on edges and corners etc.
    Whilst you can detail sand you might not be able to get it really really smooth. Lacquer is good as with spraying you can get a layer over these delams without changing the colour as oil and wax would.
     
  19. Tricky13

    Tricky13 Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    2,503
    Location:
    Kings Lynn
    I got no delamination s on the stock i just made, and my older laminate stock shows no signs of doing that either...
    and its not hard to get a really smooth finish...maybe its down to the quality of the laminate.
     
  20. Zubar

    Zubar Engaging Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    In the woods, Meifod, Wales.
    The soft parmoor stuff suffers from this, particularly at the but area.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice