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Old 11-13-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
 
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1st time Stock refinsh

Hi all. I'm new to posting here, but have been reading for a few months. I picked up a Garand from the North Store last July. SA SG. I just started refinishing the stock, and need a little advice. I hit both handguards and the stock with Formby's Antique Furn. Refinisher. The hadguards are now a grey-brown color, but much cleaner. The stock was almost black originally, but now it's a good brown color w/ good tiger striping. I was expecting the wood to be stripped down bare, but the stock looks like it's just been stained. I was thinking about hitting it with refinisher again, but I'm worried I'll over-do it. I could probably hit the stock with Formby's Tung oil and call it good. I was planning on staining with Minwax Dark Walnut but I don't know if I should without bare wood. Any advice?
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Old 11-13-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
 
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Here it is before i started.
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Old 11-13-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
 
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Are your stock and handguards two different kinds of wood?
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Old 11-13-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
 
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Yes they are. I was going to try and match them best I could with stain.

Here's another of the stock.
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Old 11-13-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
 
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I think it looks fine as it is . Using the tung oil now would be good and may make it look just like you want .

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Old 11-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
 
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Looks like you did a nice job on the stock.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:22 AM   #7
 
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Well, after a little sanding and a light coat of stain, the handguards are noticably darker. They look about where I wanted all the wood to look, but being they are walnut and the stock is birch, I don't know if I'll be able to match color. The walnut just wants to darken more than the birch. I think I may start to Tung Oil the hangards and see how they turn out, then see if i want to darken the stock.
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