|Project by Thomas berkey||posted 06-21-2014 12:50 PM||710 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
here is a rifle stock from the 1940s made out of walnut…A guy seen some of my other stock work and wanted to know if I could refinish the stock that came on the rifle he learned how to shoot on. The last two pics are of the stock as I got it. it had water stains, oil stains, the finish was missing in places, and over all was just dirty. I striped it and sanded it to 220 grit then applied a coat of minwax rose wood gel stain. after it set and dried for a day I applied Danish oil to it with 2000 grit sand paper, wiped it off, and applied more. I did this about 10 times. After it set to dry I did two coats of wax and buffed it. the guy wanted a satin finish and said it would only be a show piece so I figured an oil finish like this would be a great choice.
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