|Project by Thomas berkey||posted 01-02-2014 03:39 PM||1378 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a old rifle that I got for my 18th birthday this year. It was made in 1943 and the stock was well beyond worn out. The pics with out the old pizza box i worked on are of the stock before it was refinished. First I striped the old shellac finish with 60 grit sandpaper and sanded it up to 220 grit sandpaper making sure not to remove all the scratches from the wood. I was going for a nice looking clean finish but have the rifle still show a little age. After it was sanded I used Varathane pre-stain and some Cabernet wood stain made by Varathane followed by Formby’s Tung oil finish. I did 4 coats of the tung oil finish rubbing it down with 0000 steel wool between coats. when it was dry I buffed the finish with 0000 steel wool with minwax furniture wax. The finish came out about how well i wanted it to but after the Tung oil most of the red came out of the stain. Im not quite sure why it did that but I still like the color of it although i think it could of came out a little more red and even. This is really my first post on here and really one the first wood working projects iv done.
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