View Full Version : Finished Ironwood Stock Set
January 24, 2001, 00:05
Well, I'm finally satisfied enough with all the Tung oil and Wipe-On Poly that I can take pictures to show you all. The wood is mounted on my first STG kit built on a metric IMBEL receiver. This is the basic walnut version.
The next one shows how the two halves of the handguards meet at the gas block.
The finished buttstock. The lower receiver is not stainless. It's been sandblasted and still remains in the white until I figure out what to do with it.
Another view of the back end:
A side view with a better shot of the grip:
[This message has been edited by Wadman (edited January 24, 2001).]
January 24, 2001, 01:14
Nice job, Wadman. Thanks for the pictures.
January 24, 2001, 01:28
sweeeeeeet rifle! Youdid an excellent job.
January 24, 2001, 01:30
January 24, 2001, 02:11
Nice weapon! Ironwood makes a very nice looking product. Whatcha got for the muzzle?
January 24, 2001, 04:57
Beautifooooool,is that claro or standard,how about giving us the recipe.
January 24, 2001, 09:10
Now get a small brush or some Q-tips and oil the insets on the handguards and the PG screw hole and the swivel inlet.
Come on...you're almost there...just a few tiny details and she'll be perfect.
January 24, 2001, 09:20
The barrel came with the threads cut and recrowned and I'm leaving it that way. The walnut is the standard version. Actually, I didn't really care for the claro grade. The first coat of tung oil darkened it considerably and the second coat is where it started to really look good.
January 24, 2001, 10:21
An hour for one set?!?! Damn. I've been at it for 3 days! Tung oil. Let sit for a few hours. Another coat of Tung oil. A few more hours. More Tung oil. Light sanding to open up the pores. Minwax Wipe-On Polyurethane. Wait a few more hours. Sand. Repeat process a couple more times. You mix the three oils together? I didn't know you could do that.
January 24, 2001, 18:01
Looks great Wadman.I will have to look into getting some of these for myself.
January 25, 2001, 15:45
Thanks for posting the pics, looks great. Yea maybe an hour was a little optomistic for finish time. I estimate I have finshed several thousand stocks of various makes and have finish sanded 10 to 12000 peices of wood over the last several years. so I have a slightly different perspective when judging finish time on a single set of wood.
I only hope you like the fact that the parts come out of our profiling machine cut and sanded. Other companies in the past have offered various rough cut type stock kits that have all the tooling marks left on the surface from a manually run carving machine. Sanding one of those down is no fun and take a long time, you actually have to start with a file.
If you guys need more info on my sanding techniques, please feel free to e-mail me. I will tell you all my methods if you are having trouble getting the finish you want.
Thanks again for the feedback and the enthusiasm.
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