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here is a pic of the stck set from my FAC L1A1, refinished by boardmember RickB. I had him add the "tigerstriping" effect to it, not too many L1A1s around with wood like this. :D
May 17, 2001, 22:45
Just curious as to how the tigerstripe effect was created?
May 18, 2001, 08:57
Schweeeeng, Talk about wood! Man, that is one good looking stock set. :eek:
The way I understand it, he did the base oil coat first, then added the stipes using astained oil. After this, he used steel wool to blend the edges of the stripes. In all honesty, the pics really don't do it justice. I know I was impressed with it!
May 20, 2001, 19:12
Thanks Rob & Master for the compliments. You explained the procedure correctly. It was my first Tiger stripe job and was fun just glad your happy. Thanks Rick B :eek: A ugly stock is a Ugly Gun
May 20, 2001, 19:17
Sorry I missed Bryan, thanks Bryan also. Rick B A broken stock is only a project and another fire log saved!!!!!!!!!!
May 21, 2001, 18:06
You have any more furniture sets in that good a shape. I want one, now,now,now,now! ;)
I'm not saying that he doesn't have any, but the pics are of the wood that came on my FAC L1A1 kit, after Rick refinished them. Glad ya like em.
May 21, 2001, 22:20
Sorry I only have Garand,Carbine and M14's I only refinish the FAL stuff as people send theres. Thanks,, Rick B ;)
May 28, 2001, 17:55
Excellent work on those!! How do you do the "tigerstriping" ? I'd like to try that myself. Thanks
May 29, 2001, 07:59
HI first off I have no wood for FAL's I only refinish what people send me sorry. Now for the tiger stripes which is really called Fiddle Back. I use a oil based brown and then use fine steel wool to cut in the stripes. Now after oiling it it may disapear and need to be redone. This can be a real pain becasue you know the stripes are phony and try real hard to make them look real. In my case no matter what I do they dont look right to me but others see it different. So I will say it can be very hard to get right and I'm scared to do it again becasue I can see all the flaws. I had to do Rob's 3 times becasue I either removed to much or the stain lightened up so it took some time. Hope this helped. Rick B :eek:
Rick says it doesn't look good, but I have to disagree! The pics actually don't come anywhere close to doing it justice, looks MUCH better in person. It may not be absolutely perfect (is to me!), but compared to the price of the Ironwood furniture, which wasn't available at the time, I'll take this any day. Rick is too modest, the man knows his stuff!
Again, THANKS Rick! :D
May 29, 2001, 19:47
Thanks Rob I appreciate it and glad your happy this is what counts more then what I think. The customer is always right and some of us still live by that. Thanks Rick B ;)
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