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SMK TH208 wood?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mattyts, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Hi all,I'm thinking of re conditioning and re finishing this SMK TH208 stock,it's quite light but with some form of stain applied,hoping someone can tell me what it is,I think it's beech but open to suggestions...

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    Also any tips or kits for finishing would be great,haven't done stocks before but do woodwork.
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    yer its beech mate :up:
     
  3. mattyts

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    Thanks for confirming bud...time to get sanding :rolleyes:
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    why not try a tactical type of finsh matty, I did my kids hw101 matt green with a rubbery finsh, came out blooming nice if I do say so meself :) come in black , green, sandy ,all sorts
     
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    just to add, guys, this is the smk rifle that i won in the wellies comp - it is not matty's (he cant own a firearm, as he is underage), he is just going to re-finish the stock, and if he's a good pup, i may let him shoot it (under my supervision, of course).
    also, it was great to meet hawkeye (mike), and many thanks for throwing in the scope as well - you made our day mate, and we need more members like you :up:
     
  6. mattyts

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    Don't like painting,staining or dyeing stocks :( prefer an oil or satin finish with a lot of the grain showing but can see how the tactical or camo look appeals to some people :)
     
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    Do it. mine looks lovely, although I used too much walnut stain. There is a nice bit of wood under there. Good luck
     
  8. mattyts

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    Have you got any pics?
     
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    Beech stock, Indian Rosewood stain, and Danish oil on my recently completed Superstar:
    image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Not yet, need to find the `how to post photo`s` thread!
     
  11. mattyts

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    Can upload them onto FB or PhotoBucket and just post the links if you don't find it
     
  12. stevemandm

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    can you post up a link to the exact products mate - v v impressive colour and finish
     
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    Here you go. Copied and pasted an earlier pm reply rather than type it again. Apologies if the method is teaching anyone to suck eggs.



    Most of the work in the finish is prep to get the stock smooth as glass. I stripped the original varnish with Nitromors which barely touched it, but scraped with a sharp blade edge as it softened. Then I sanded with the following grades:
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    Then stained with Wickes wood dye. Indian rosewood. Can't see it listed on their website and I've had mine a while, so no guarantee they still do it. It's the range in these tins:


    http://m.wickes.co.uk/Dark-Oak-Wood-Dye-250ml/p/600707


    Then when it's all completely dry, start oiling with Danish oil. You can get it anywhere but mine is by Bestwood. For no particular reason than it was one of the first to come up on an eBay search. £4.99 delivered for 500ml I think.


    Oiled every day for 7 days. You can do more if you wish. Couple of things to note when you're doing it. The Danish oil will pull off some dye with the first coat. Not enough to harm the finish, and after the first coat is dry its sealed for good, and won't do it anymore. The other thing to note is that you musn't leave the Danish oil on too long. I made this mistake on my last project and left it overnight to soak in. However the excess just dries thick and glossy like varnish, and you'll be back where you started sanding it all back. I find 40 minutes is fine, then rub off all the excess and let it dry. Pay particular attention to any chequering. If you don't get the excess rubbed off it will dry glossy in the grooves.


    Thats it really. Very easy, but you need to put the time in to the prep and not rush any of it.
     
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    your welcome **. glad you like it. all the best. and keep a spot in your diary you and matt well come on my main perm in april closer for you guys full weekend od hunting
     
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    matty you will find that smk stocks are 99% made from beach
     
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    SMK TH stocks are far nicer than many people give them credit for.... i found Wilkinsons stain and danish oil to be cheap and more than adequate for the stock I did, although this was an AGS stock

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    threw stain tin away, so not sure which colour
     

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