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falover57
December 16, 2015, 20:33
After purchasing a couple of used stocks and finding them some what lacking in fit I broke down and picked up a couple of Dupage unfinished sets. A lot of time and a little effort got me these.http://www.snapagogo.com/uploads/source/3502015/1450314891_763494516_001.JPG (http://www.snapagogo.com/photo.php?id=79426)Uploaded at Snapagogo.com (http://www.snapagogo.com)

Not sure of which way to go, I did them up with two different oils. The top one was done with a primer of 50/50 tung oil and citrus solvent. The bottom got turps and boiled linseed oil. Now it took the better part of eight weeks+ to get them to where they were done to my liking. The tung oil is now my 'go to' finish. It does not layer up like the linseed oil and is more house friendly to work with. Waiting for the tung oil to set is the time consuming part. Every coat takes longer to 'dry' than the previous one and a light sanding between coats is a must. Just my 2 cents worth.

bubbagump
December 17, 2015, 07:43
After purchasing a couple of used stocks and finding them some what lacking in fit I broke down and picked up a couple of Dupage unfinished sets. A lot of time and a little effort got me these.

Not sure of which way to go, I did them up with two different oils. The top one was done with a primer of 50/50 tung oil and citrus solvent. The bottom got turps and boiled linseed oil. Now it took the better part of eight weeks+ to get them to where they were done to my liking. The tung oil is now my 'go to' finish. It does not layer up like the linseed oil and is more house friendly to work with. Waiting for the tung oil to set is the time consuming part. Every coat takes longer to 'dry' than the previous one and a light sanding between coats is a must. Just my 2 cents worth.

Nice looking work, both of 'em. I kinda like the top one tbh. For what it's worth we've used boiled linseed oil with a shot of japan dryer and a dash of aniline for color. Put on hot (boiling), only takes a few hours to set up. Sandable in a day. Definitely needs to be done outdoors and away from anything that doesn't like fire. And if you have neighbors that scare easily possibly not your best option.

Anyhow, again great job. Maybe try mixing a bit of japan dryer into the tung oil? Tung oil is basically just linseed oil with dryer anyway, a bit more may help it set faster.

SteelonSteel
December 17, 2015, 11:48
nice job.

FWIW, Tung oil comes from the Tung tree.

Boiled Linseed oil is Flax seed oil with driers added.

When you buy commercial Tung oil finish, who the hell knows what you get. Basically it's a varnish with the Tung oil name added and might have zero tung oil in it.

They work similarly but the Tung is supposed to be a superior finish.

bubbagump
December 17, 2015, 11:52
nice job.

FWIW, Tung oil comes from the Tung tree.

Boiled Linseed oil is Flax seed oil with driers added.

When you buy commercial Tung oil finish, who the hell knows what you get. Basically it's a varnish with the Tung oil name added and might have zero tung oil in it.

They work similarly but the Tung is supposed to be a superior finish.

Yep. My experience is what you buy at home depot is fancy linseed oil.

yellowhand
December 17, 2015, 12:20
Very nice work!
I use Lin-speed on my stocks.
Been around a long time and works really well.

Blue Monster
December 17, 2015, 12:59
Tung, mineral, Jap drier and a pinch of Beewax FTW. But the real trick is in the application and patience.

Great job!

fnogger
December 17, 2015, 18:42
Go to rimfirecentral and read everything noremf (George) has posted on stock finishes.

Jarhead504
December 17, 2015, 18:51
I use tung oil for everything. We used to get real good tung oil as the tung oil business was one of the dominant industries in Poplarville, MS. I was told by a gunsmith friend of mine that some people have allergic reactions to tung oil, so you might want to check that out if you have anyone in your family that might have a reaction to REAL tung oil once they contact their skin on the stock.

Jarhead

nwobhm
December 17, 2015, 19:00
This is real Tung oil.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394721

falover57
December 17, 2015, 19:46
I get mine at Lee Valley.http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=20049&cat=1,190,42942

SBH
January 05, 2016, 10:47
Nice looking wood! I too use Tung oil. I rub in each coat with my hands till I can't pull any more oil. Then let that coat dry. When dry, I use 4-0 steel wool and take off any lumps. Then repeat the process 6 or 8 times. Then I use the same process using a clear Spar urethane varnish and glass in the clear. This gives a rock hard and water proof finish. fwiw This process works for me, but it does take time. The more coats the deeper the finish. I used a wet sponge on one stock to raise the grain on the walnut stock. My customer liked it so well he gave me 3 more to do! WTHeck! jm .02 worth.