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Poplar Wood Stocks

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tan, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Tan

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    Hello.

    I love them, but boy are they delicate! I know with walnut one can use an iron to "repair" some damage, but what can be done with poplar wood?

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    I suppose you could. After all, it is the moisture that penetrates the wood and with heat brings the fibers up and poplar is wood. A try would harm...
     
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    the trick of steaming dents out can be done on any wood, might require longer treatment on the harder woods but its the same procedure, also i dont know what you mean by delicate, wood takes loads of abuse and can be easily repaired compared to them fugly plastic crap
     
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    I to made a stock from poplar , but never had any problems with dents.
     
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    the same procedure can be applied to poplar wood tan. as its softer , it will take on the steam/moisture quicker than walnut, so will expand quicker. but being softer , is easier to sand back, so more care has to be taken
     
  6. Tan

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    Thanks for the replies, chaps.

    Steve, what if the stock is hunter green? Will carrying out the procedure not affect the finish? My concern is that while the dent might go, a colour issue might not be as easily resolved...

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  7. GIRLYPANTS

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    get wood stain to match
     
  8. stevemandm

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    agree. the hunter green is a stain. rather than trying to match it, why not ring aa for advice. they will probably be able to advise on an exact colour match, or even maybe send you something - their customer care is top notch tan
     
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    I'll give them a call. Just wanna make sure I don't F things up.

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