My stock has a mark on it, on the snabel edge.
It's small but goes down to the bare wood.
I have some English walnut oil, which I think I got from Nickerson's, and I wondered if I'd be advised to rub this in to the affected area.
Or should I put on a walnut stain first and then use something like boiled linseed oil, which I believe, is what Daystate advise for their stocks.
On another note, if I wanted to ponce up the whole stock with a deeper oiled finish, what oil would you chaps recommend? And could I just start to put it on, or should I use wire wool to rub down the original finish a little bit to allow the oil to take?
Would welcome your comments.
ill email you some pics of my work.Originally Posted by Arthur John Smithsplease
Can anyone else help with my specific question?
Would be much obliged.
Due to general wear and tear of HFT & woodland use my MK3b stock had obtained a few blemishes/scratches down to the wood. Hence, I recently stripped back to bare wood, refinishing with Danish 'tung' oil http://www.rustins.co.uk/Dano.html
My stock had originally been coated with some form of varnish which was a b1tch to remove.
No matter what I tried I could not obtain a decent match doing patch repairs, hence the full strip/refinish.
Go on, you know it makes sense......
I was afraid it would need a full strip, but I just couldn't bear to admit it to myself.
Much obliged for the advice.
I used the age old method;
Plenty of white spirit
Lots of rags
Out door chair and worksurface (stuff stinks to high heaven - SWMBO not happy with me doing said deed indoors )
...about 4-hours to strip the stock completely, and another 2+ hours to refinish....(literally only takes 10mins to coat the stock, but needs a lot of coats )
I just stripped my stock of varnish...I used nitro morse and a stanley blade as a scraper....worked a treat...the varnish just rolls off. Obviously care has to be taken not to scratch the wood too much.
Tooth brush is best on the stippling...
...or finger nails if you've got any...
I'm surprised to hear the Mark111 RT stock is varnished. I was told it was oiled. Mine certainly looks like it's been oiled. My X2 has a varnished stock, and you can tell the difference.
MK3 stocks look very silky indeed, but it's a 2 pack varnish finish - something to do with cost of a hand rubbed finish IIRC?
They look nice as they come, but soooooo much nicer when oiled - outstanding
You live and learn.
Lovely work, Tony.
Nice one Tony,Originally Posted by sniper22
any chance you can email details of how to do that to my MK3 ?