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SMK TH208 Strip,Tune and rebuild

Discussion in 'Stickies Only' started by mattyts, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Samon

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    You are a very talented young man! A fine job indeed, seriously good stuff mate. Pat on the back and a shandy! ;)
     
  2. C.V.

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    Great thread Matt.

    I had a read and can see you used rosewood and mahogany, but could you tell me what type of stain you used.

    How did you apply it, brush it on or rub it with a rag?

    Thanks
     
  3. stevemandm

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    hi mate, i believe that both were b&q own brand, applied by rubbing in with a rag
     
  4. mattyts

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    The mahogany was Wilko's brand and it's been sat in the shed for years so I've no idea if they still do it or not,the Rosewood was B&Q's own,bought after someone on this forum used it and the results were great.

    The Rosewood went on first with a rag and then after,the mahogany went on,using the same rag.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  5. martintheveg

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    I`m almost 63 now and this talented youngster has laid it all out on a plate for me to attempt the same for the first time.
    A fabulous read and more than a great help, thanks for posting and best wishes,
    martintheveg.
     
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  7. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    Thats given me yet another project. My trusty old Innova has the boring old beech stock and could do with a tidy up. I think this could just be the sort of thing for me.
    Cracking job by the way, well done.
     
  8. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    sweet mixing stains is a great way to get better tones out of the wood.an orange stain like light walnut first then dark mahogany is a good combination to. nice job looking and shooting good.
     
  9. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    Took the plunge and stripped the old Innova down. Since there was no checkering on the stock I used very fine sandpaper down to worn scotchie from the start. After a lot of hard work it came up quite nice. I've put a walnut base stain on and hopefully get a few coats of tru oil on this week. (I really need to sort out my photo thingy on here)
    Its easy to see how so many people ruin a good stock by overdoing it using too rough a paper and too much elbow grease.
     
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    Very interesting I've just ordered a Welsh Willy kit for mine and this is very informative
     
  11. 1953

    1953 Newbie

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    [/QUOTE] like the write up it is informative, and interesting.
     
  12. Halesowen Kid

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    mattyts,

    Someone close to you recommended to me to have a read....

    I must congratulate you on an excellent informative pictorial write up...

    Well done...

    Mike
     
  13. Xhairs101

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    I bought one of these recently. Nice looking bit of kit, Lovely stock, Its heavy. But the innards of mine need a transplant. The power is way too low. I even got a pellet stuck in the barrel twice. so its a tuning kit & thorough clean for my one. Good thing is I bought it with an upgrade in mind. So I don't feel too disappointed. Great post mattyts.
     
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    I've only just seen this mate. Fair play to ya for taking the time to keep a detailed log with pics. I think this is brilliant to be fair mate. It's just like an instruction manual. Well done I say mate. :claping:.....
    Respect Sir.
    Walter :):up:
     
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