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Posted: 12/10/2021 9:59:37 AM EDT
First attempt at anything close to this. My stock felt dry(it has been sitting in my shed for a couple years while the barreled action was in a laminated stock)so after I sold the laminate stock/barrel combo I wanted to get this decent for my grandson.

I bought boiled linseed oil and applied/rubbed it in. It looks nice but has been tacky for weeks, even after sitting in front of a fan.

What to do next? Or did I do something wrong?

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/12/2021 1:49:23 PM EDT
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Working on an old shotgun for fun.  

Plan on using boiled linseed turpentine beeswax to refinish stock and forearm.  

Finish is stripped and I have begun to sand and repair the wood.   Probably gonna end up a wall hanger but I’m enjoying the process.   The shotgun is practically worthless so not much to lose.    


Op you might try wiping it down with a rag that’s damp with turpentine to cut the linseed but I’m no expert.
Link Posted: 12/12/2021 10:40:23 PM EDT
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Thanks r45d. It certainly can't hurt!
Link Posted: 12/12/2021 11:46:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By xdmikey:
First attempt at anything close to this. My stock felt dry(it has been sitting in my shed for a couple years while the barreled action was in a laminated stock)so after I sold the laminate stock/barrel combo I wanted to get this decent for my grandson.

I bought boiled linseed oil and applied/rubbed it in. It looks nice but has been tacky for weeks, even after sitting in front of a fan.

What to do next? Or did I do something wrong?

Thanks
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Did you remove the original finish first?
Link Posted: 12/12/2021 11:58:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By anachronism:


Did you remove the original finish first?
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That's my theory too.
Link Posted: 12/14/2021 10:10:10 AM EDT
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Uh, no. But on the plu side it seems the tackiness is gone! A week or two under the fan took care of that.

I got thinking about that but had other things I knew how to do to complete first.

Do yall think I still need to strip it it? I'll get get pics of my stock as it sits later today.
Link Posted: 12/14/2021 11:18:56 PM EDT
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No longer tacky but has a couple rough spots: Attachment Attached File
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Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2021 10:54:35 PM EDT
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Strip and refinish.  Might be able to coerce grandson to help.   Could be a good way to have him appreciate the rifle a little more than just “that old 22”

Mark Novak/ Anvil on YouTube  has some good videos on refinishing wood stocks.  There are probably a million other videos as well.


Keep us posted op.
Link Posted: 12/17/2021 11:22:30 PM EDT
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