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Opinion on stock colour

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Hoodster, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Engaging Member

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    I'm in the middle of restoring my walnut stock on my s410c I was all set to go for a traditional natural wood finish but now I'm tempted to stain it black for something a little different looking.
    All opinions and advice welcome :)
     
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    if it were beech, I'd say go ahead. Not with walnut though unless it's totally featureless.

    I refuse to stain any half decent lump of walnut, it just aint right IMO:eek:;)
     
  3. cloverleaf

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    No. :up:
     
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    A BIG NO NO ; ]
     
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    I green stained beech, but never walnut. Maybe spruce up the grain on the walnut.

    pardon the spruce pun, I should be birched, Oopps there i go again ;)
     
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    Strip it & oil it - even a mediocre grain on a lump of walnut will look better oiled than stained or painted black.
     
  7. edtwozeronine

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    I take whatever wood comes innit!:rolleyes:
     
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    any pics mate ?...be a shame to waste a walnut stock,.... innit :cool:
     
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    rub down with 0000 grade 4 steel wool, oil then repeat until grain is more prominent but never stain especially black, its a waste of a good stock. Black is for MDF or Plastic :)
     
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    Up to you mate but I couldn't do that to walnut atb
     
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    All depends on the grain pattern, walnut has a huge variation in grain pattern, some has beautiful grain, tiger stripes, and marbling, and some is very drab.

    If yours is plain, you can enhance it with certain shades of stain, this will bring out what little grain is there, other than that, if it's really plain, stain it with ebony micro porous stain, and then build up coats of boiled linseed oil, if done properly it will look classy.

    I did an Air Wolf stock that was very plain, a few years ago, really suits the gun, has a tactical look but still has grain and feels as standard ;)
     
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    :eek: Almost feel guilty for the thought now ;) think I'll go with my original plan of a oiled finish then :)
    I will post some pics when I eventually get it finished probably another couple of weeks yet, when I do get to the oiling is there a preferred oil for walnut ?
     
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    Good work - fair play for listening to reason :p

    While you're stuck with what you have and will never make a plain bit of wood look like a bit of top-end tiger-striped lovelyness, you can improve it substantially with a good bit of grain filling and oiling. Here's one I did earler ;)
     
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    I was thinking of doing something to the beech stock on my s410 as its very bland but wouldnt know where to start ! Think one of the guys who are into refurbing stocks should do a guide with pics ;) !
     
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    As if by magic , cloverleaf saves the day ! :)
     
  16. cloverleaf

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    lol- thanks :p

    Not quite a full guide though - I'm sure others can add a bit more information!
     
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    still a lot of work left to do but this is what I've uncovered so far
     
  18. Egg

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    In all fairness that looks like beech mate but I could be wrong.
     
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    After all that it's a beech wood stock, don't black it, burn it. lol
     
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    Just by the look of the wood I wouldn't have a clue what kind of wood it is but with it being a left handed s410 stock I thought they only came in walnut :confused:
     

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