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Posted: 1/21/2008 11:51:35 AM EST
Just tell the truth I will not be offended. I burned the stripes with a small torch and then restained the wood















cmmg
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:52:48 AM EST
[#1]

Me, I like it... nice job!

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:53:15 AM EST
[#2]
Actually....I kinda like it.

Pretty cool.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:53:44 AM EST
[#3]
Not to shabby! I like it!
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:53:57 AM EST
[#4]
Hmmmm.  I'm not sure on that one.  I might like it, but I'm just not sure yet.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:54:24 AM EST
[#5]
I think it's grrrrrrrrrrreat!
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:54:27 AM EST
[#6]
I'm not sure if the pattern is entirely to my liking, but overall I'd say it looks pretty damned good!

I wonder what it would look like with a professionally-done tigerstripe pattern?
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:54:48 AM EST
[#7]
Well, that's different.  I kinda like it, I think.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:55:15 AM EST
[#8]
Looks good, kind of a Bengal tigerstripe cammo.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:55:36 AM EST
[#9]
It's different. I actually like it better after seeing it outside  
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:56:22 AM EST
[#10]
I'm sure it looks better in person. While I like it in theory and technique, I think the application could have been better by design.

Meaning, it looks like a young kid finger painted on it. But cool idea.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:56:38 AM EST
[#11]
Its different .. I like it.. its original.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:57:22 AM EST
[#12]
I like it.

There is another treatment that you can do on stocks to give it an artificial tiger stripe. Soak a cotton rope in water, roll it in the dust from grinding steel, wrap it around the stock with random spaces. the rust gets into the wood and leave a reddish patina. I've seen it dome on muzzle loader stocks and it looks pretty good.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:58:42 AM EST
[#13]
Not bad!
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 11:58:49 AM EST
[#14]
It's not my cup of tea.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:00:12 PM EST
[#15]
Until I saw the outside pic, I was leaning toward the triple jointed toilet python.

Very different, I have to say it's pretty neat.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:01:23 PM EST
[#16]
You had a good concept with the burnt markings, it just looks like it should have came out a little more tiger/ zebra striped and less like a bunch of black caterpillars....
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:02:54 PM EST
[#17]
How many cigarettes did you have to lay on the stock to burn that in?  
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:04:38 PM EST
[#18]
It doenst look bad, but I would have just re-stained it without the burns, but to each his own
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:04:46 PM EST
[#19]

Quoted:
You had a good concept with the burnt markings, it just looks like it should have came out a little more tiger/ zebra striped and less like a bunch of black caterpillars....


That's precisely my issue.

Still far from being classified a turd, though.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:10:50 PM EST
[#20]
Its ok, I think it would have turned out better had you added a few more stripes.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:14:20 PM EST
[#21]
Looks good.......
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:17:04 PM EST
[#22]
I think if you had just made the stripes a little wider and less uniform it would have looked better, something like this...








If you get the feeling to ever try again maybe a piece of steel with an angle in it so that they all don't have the rounded ends look.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:23:09 PM EST
[#23]
Now rub in a dozen or so coats of tung oil, sanding with progressively higher grit. The stock I am working on now I started with 80 grit and worked my way up to 320, then whiskered with 80-320 grit, then applied several coats of tung oil and once I had the pores filled I started sanding between coats up to 1500 grit.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:32:26 PM EST
[#24]
Kinda looks like a couple dozen little turds....



Naw, looks alright.  I think with some more sanding and varnish it will look nice.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:38:31 PM EST
[#25]

Quoted:
Hmmmm.  I'm not sure on that one.  I might like it, but I'm just not sure yet.


+1

I think its one of those things that has to "grow" on you...
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:38:48 PM EST
[#26]
Looks nice
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:41:31 PM EST
[#27]
Just different enough that I like it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:42:13 PM EST
[#28]

Quoted:
I think if you had just made the stripes a little wider and less uniform it would have looked better, something like this...

i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/Daytona955i/Arfcom/ts.jpg






If you get the feeling to ever try again maybe a piece of steel with an angle in it so that they all don't have the rounded ends look.







That does look better maybe I will sand it down and make the burn marks bigger
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:42:56 PM EST
[#29]
I don't like it, but who cares what I think - my opinions don't matter because it is your gun not mine.

I hope you enjoy shooting it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:45:05 PM EST
[#30]
If you're trying to make it look like striped wood, it sucks (go see some of those flintlock longrifles for purdy wood).  If you're trying to make it camouflage, it looks terrific to me.  
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:45:59 PM EST
[#31]
I had to vote turd.

The stock has been damaged by over heating the wood. Over a short period of time, the burned areas will recess and the wood will rot. Sorry.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:50:17 PM EST
[#32]
Dork!!   You put the stripes upside down!!!!
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 12:52:12 PM EST
[#33]
now all you need is a cat like mine!!  




Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:01:17 PM EST
[#34]

Quoted:
It's not my cup of tea.


+1
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:01:24 PM EST
[#35]
At first glance I was thinking I didn't like it, but as I looked at it a bit, I do like it.  Good job!
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:15:35 PM EST
[#36]

  For some reason, I didn't like it until you put it on the rifle. Then it made sense.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:18:58 PM EST
[#37]
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Quoted:
Now rub in a dozen or so coats of tung oil, sanding with progressively higher grit. The stock I am working on now I started with 80 grit and worked my way up to 320, then whiskered with 80-320 grit, then applied several coats of tung oil and once I had the pores filled I started sanding between coats up to 1500 grit.


+1

I think if they were more subte it would look better.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:27:31 PM EST
[#38]
Another striping trick, also using rope, is to soak the rope in kerosene, wrap it around the stock, light it, then unwind it with varying speed.  Some marks will be lighter if you time it right.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:29:36 PM EST
[#39]
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:32:53 PM EST
[#40]
I like it.  But I too wonder if the burns will rot over time??
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:33:59 PM EST
[#41]
I like it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:35:20 PM EST
[#42]
Let's just say if you decide you don't like it, I've got an old stock you can buy . . .

I don't care for it but it's not my gun. But, as common as 10/22 cast off stocks are, why not experiment?
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:35:24 PM EST
[#43]

Quoted:
It's different. I actually like it better after seeing it outside  


+1.  I probably wouldn't do it myself, but it's not like a 10/22 stock is irreplacable.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:39:31 PM EST
[#44]
im a painter so i painted mine.  sorry about  all the fingerprints oh yeah and i picked up the stainless barred for 35 bucks on gunbroker i think it came out ok.



Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:40:47 PM EST
[#45]
Looks good to me.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:42:03 PM EST
[#46]
The striped are too rounded.  I'm not a fan.


HOWEVER, I am a huge fan of making my guns feel like MY friggin guns.  You did that to your stock, and you dig it, then goddamnit its cool.


Like when someone stippled their glock with a soldering iron.  Most people said it was retarded, but hey, whatever tickles your pickle.


- BG
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:43:57 PM EST
[#47]

Quoted:
I think it's grrrrrrrrrrreat!


I LOL'd.

I like it. Maybe add some OD paint?
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:46:55 PM EST
[#48]
Not quite a big steamer, but i'm not really lovin it either.  More like a rabbit pellet, harmless.  
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:47:58 PM EST
[#49]
Cool.  Didn't Thomas Magnum carry that in the opening credits of Magnum P.I.????
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 1:51:14 PM EST
[#50]

Quoted:
I think it's grrrrrrrrrrreat!



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