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#1 posted 02-02-2013 05:33 PM

I have made a couple of rifle stocks from silver maple. The variety of silver maple that I had does not take stain well and looks like crap if left natural but I had pretty good luck coloring it by lightly burning or scorching it with a propane torch. I have one of the guns in my safe if you are interested I will take a picture later today or in the morning and post it or email it to you. I would advise a little practice on some scrap first it is really easy to over do it.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't


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