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Thread: To stain or not ?

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    Boolit Master
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    Bought a Blue Sky M1 Garand when they first came out. Beech or birch and the walnut oil based stain I tried was a waste. Looked like someone just painted the stock. Back down to bare wood and there is a product that is applied to the wood prior to doing the actual staining. I used an wather based stain and the stock came out great. Got many good comments at the range. Funny thing is that as you rotate the stock you can see the stain eith loose or gain as far as the stock is turned. About 8 coats of tru oil did the rest. Frank

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    I like the yellow look for mapleClick image for larger version. 

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    Hell, I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    I like the yellow look for mapleClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice!
    Next, I need to make the forearm

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    Some day roundtoitClick image for larger version. 

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    Hell, I was there!

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    Save some pieces and experiment until you get what you want. Some interesting grain can be brought out in Maple. Go when you fell it has the right looks.

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    set it on the table during a spaghetti and wine dinner, it'll get stained

    hey, watch where ya point that thing!

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    Quilted, birdseye, fiddleback,- I like maple stocks. They are beautiful in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Quilted, birdseye, fiddleback,- I like maple stocks. They are beautiful in my eyes.

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    Yes they are, IF they have any of the stuff you mention. Plain, bland Maple stocks get stained dark walnut in my garage.

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    Do you prefer a stubble forearm or plan taper on a Remington Rolling Block? For I still need to make the forearm.
    Last edited by brstevns; 06-27-2019 at 04:46 PM.

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