Oil or wax

Neoublie1

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Hi all

Been doing a stock, and came out pretty well using bee’s wax, linseed oil and turpentine.

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I now have another stock to do and was wondering if there is any other method you all would use, oils or wax’s to get a good finish on your stocks.
Be great to hear you thought on this.
Barry
 

Neoublie1

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Cheers guys,
being my first one, I did a little slip up by sanding down a little too much on the edges of the stock, so when putting it all back together the action was a little prouder than the stock.

I see some people use just boiled linseed oil or just linseed oil. Saying you put on 20 or so coats to give you a good finish.
Anyone used just these oils?, or is there any other you can recommend.
I am happy with the one I've done, but would like to try another method too
(will be trying beeswax at some point too).
 

Olaf

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Hi all

Been doing a stock, and came out pretty well using bee’s wax, linseed oil and turpentine.

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I now have another stock to do and was wondering if there is any other method you all would use, oils or wax’s to get a good finish on your stocks.
Be great to hear you thought on this.
Barry
Nice work, it looks lovely. Using a bees wax turpentine nd raw linseed oil mix is a nice way to get fast shine. If you omit the bees wax and put in more coats and buffing you will get a somewhat more durable stock at the end of it. Still, a lovely job done there, good on you for getting that plastic rubbish off the wood and treating the wood with what it deserves. I hope it gives you many years of delight and success.

Kindest regards, Olaf
 

Olaf

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Hi all

Been doing a stock, and came out pretty well using bee’s wax, linseed oil and turpentine.

View attachment 123980View attachment 123981View attachment 123982

I now have another stock to do and was wondering if there is any other method you all would use, oils or wax’s to get a good finish on your stocks.
Be great to hear you thought on this.
Barry
Ps, I forgot to post you this link where I wrote a fair bit on the topic.
Hope it helps mate.
Kindest regards, Olaf
 

landkeeper

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I used to use tung oil gives a durable waterproof long lasting finish
Main thing with doing gunstocks is makesure you have raised the grain many many times between polishings
 

The Singing Stalker

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Nice work, it looks lovely. Using a bees wax turpentine nd raw linseed oil mix is a nice way to get fast shine. If you omit the bees wax and put in more coats and buffing you will get a somewhat more durable stock at the end of it. Still, a lovely job done there, good on you for getting that plastic rubbish off the wood and treating the wood with what it deserves. I hope it gives you many years of delight and success.

Kindest regards, Olaf
Good timing, I have a stock that needs looking at and I was wondering what to do with it. So will give the linseed and turps method a go. I have beeswax but from the sounds of it I need to give that a miss. It also means that the new oak mantle above the woodburner will need a few more coats of linseed. Hmm, just remembered that I think I just used boiled linseed only on that. Wonder if it will penetrate now.
 

Olaf

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Good timing, I have a stock that needs looking at and I was wondering what to do with it. So will give the linseed and turps method a go. I have beeswax but from the sounds of it I need to give that a miss. It also means that the new oak mantle above the woodburner will need a few more coats of linseed. Hmm, just remembered that I think I just used boiled linseed only on that. Wonder if it will penetrate now.
Yah, just give the mantle a bit of a clean with some methylated spirit ( when the fires not lit ! ) it will pull out any oils and dirty stuff. Then just follow the recipe .
Cheers, Olaf
 

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