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    Boolit Buddy todd9.3x57's Avatar
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    back at her

    ever since my died, i've been feeling "eh, i get to it tommorow" and i'd go on the porch and read and listen to music a little bit. but friday i started sanding my son's Apache gold stock(richards microstock). i started to use 220 grit but the machine marks on the wood was er......heavy. so i used 40 grit, 100 grit and finally 220 grit. it took me about 2 - 3 hours each day (5 days) or until my eyes were buggy!!! i still have to do some (the roundness of the finger grips) 220 grit, but then i'll move on to 340 grit, 400 grit and finally some bronze/copper steel wool.






    the next step will be minwax antique oil and i think minwax wipe on poly(1 or 2 coats). i never did wipe on poly on my other gunstocks, but i will try it. there is always citri strip if it comes out bad.




    http://www.amazon.com/Minwax-Gloss-W...ci_mcx_mi&th=1
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    todd9.3x57, That is one weird looking stock.. The work you did looks great! I inherited a chunk of wood that was rough cut for a 30-06, Took me 4 weeks of cutting and sanding to get it close. An took another 2 weeks to do the finish. Hats off to ya!
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    thanks!!! my son appreciates it too. i like the colors of the stock, thats why i bought it.

    i have a 1898 spr armory rough cut stock also. it needs slimmed down and then i can start to finish it.
    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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    That's going to be a very nice stock, please keep us posted. Hope your son appreciates it and passes it on to his one day.

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    I use minwax wipe on polyurethane on almost all the stocks I've made. First I apply a single coat to the action cut-out and barrel channel to seal that portion of the stock. The wipe on poly makes it easy to fill the grain: put it on in just one part of the stock at a time with a brush, then sand that area while wet with 320 grit sandpaper. Then wipe off that area with a clean rag. Do this all over the stock and the "powdered wood" from the sanding will fill the wood's pores. Let the stock dry over night, then do the same thing again, but use 400 grit sandpaper this time. After that has fully dried I rub in a very light coat of poly with a clean piece of cloth. I let this dry completely, then buff the stock with fine steel wool to even out the coat. Make sure to wipe away any tiny fibers from the steel wool with a clean cloth or paper towels before applying the next coat. I apply between 3 to 5 coats of poly by hand, buffing with steel wool between coats.

    After this I use a spray can of "gloss" Minwax spray on polyurethane to apply a top coat. I usually apply two coats of the spray on, allowing a complete dry between coats. Don't apply too much of the spray on at once or you'll get drips. If that happens let the coat dry, then sand out the drip area and apply another coat over the whole stock. Don't try to rush the job: I'm working on a Richard's microfit stock for a 98 Mauser in 257 Roberts right now. Been working on applying the finish for two weeks. I'm about half way done.

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    i like using minwax antique oil, there is no need to buff between the coats. i use rotten stone and 3 in 1 oil to finish the final coat.
    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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    this is after my 1st sanding with 340 grit. i wiped on a little bit of water just to see what it should look like when i'm done.

    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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    Looks kind of like a Rainbow.
    Look at the end of the stock for that Pot of Gold

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    Looking pretty good there!
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    i have three sanding done with 400 grit and now i'm filling with neutral filler.






    i waited about 15 minutes per side and then i wiped the filler off. tommorow it should be dried and then i have to sand it to 400 grit again.

    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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    I have CRS syndrome.....what rifle is getting that Party! stock?
    It's looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I have CRS syndrome.....what rifle is getting that Party! stock?
    It's looking great.

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    it will be a '16 Spanish mauser in 6.5x55 (Numrich) that i had my gunsmith re-barrel. he also did the timney trigger, 2 position safety, bent the bolt handle, D&T and scope bases.
    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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    That stock looks really cool. It’s a lot more than a simple laminate.

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    other richards stocks i'd like to get are the blue coral and autumn leaves laminate.
    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

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