Wooden stock prep

Funkyred

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Hi guys , does anybody have any advice on how and what to apply to an untreated wooden stock ? Stain , varnish , wax ?
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KenChan

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I use Boiled Linseed Oil followed by a very light coat of Danish Oil: Dark Walnut on my stocks once I've got it shaped and sanded to my liking
 

Funkyred

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Still waiting for the stick fixings to arruve from the states , the adverse weather had effected shipping unfortunately. Once they arrive I can drill the stock and treat it
 

BudaFett

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I only used the female end of the Chicago crew. I found some hardware I’d like to use besides the stuff I picked up at a local hardware store as well.

I just used your standard woodstain and sealer. I think it came out pretty good...

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Funkyred

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The escutcheon-screws finally arrived from the states after being stranded due to the weather. I was given the heads up on these by Intwenothor after searching for grip screws as I didn't want to use Chicago screws . They come in packs of 6 so I have spares.
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I first drilled pilot holes for the bolts
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I then drilled the countersunk holes for the brass nuts on both sides.
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I then bolted the D-ring into the stock , the bolts pulled the nuts into the stock to fix it securely in place. The bolt closest to the grip had to be cut down a bit as it protruded slightly through the side of the stock but I am quite happy how they turned out . Now for the stain / oil.
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Where I got them from , they are based and ship from the US but have branches across the globe.
https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/small-hardware/metal-screws/escutcheon-screws-prod388.aspx
 

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Funkyred

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I purchased couple of webley lanyard swivel posts from a company in the States. Everywhere I found them the words "pin not include" was written which I found confusing. It was only when I realised the units didn't swivel idependantly and as I prized the grip off my sidewinder webley the pin statement started to make sense.

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The casting from an original flare gun shows an indentation where a hole should be. The pin went through the hole and locks the post in place.
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I fired up the dremel and drilled a pilot hole
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Cut down a panel pin and fitted it all together.
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Fitted quite well and locks it in place and now swivels
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The stock post brought its own issues, while waiting for the posts to arrive I found an old TDH thread by 99centTaco about them and the other members searches. (they haven't been made for 100 years) Apparently the stock post has a screw thread.
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So I had to push mine into the stock and glue it in position as per carbon chamber screen shot.
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Toying with the idea of splitting the stock on the top next after seeing Mbuda do it recently and then stain/oil it....


Here is the link to the website that sells the reproduction lanyard rings
 
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Funkyred

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Stained the stock today with a dark walnut water based wash.
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It looks lighter in person, I will linseed oil it tomorrow and refit the greeblies.
 
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BudaFett

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These are the best pictures of the damage. I added it to my stock with a box cutter, worked very well.

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KenChan

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I made a tutorial a while back covering the missing chunk in the stock. Never became a sticky though
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BudaFett

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Probably should. There's so much information on just the EE-3/webley alone. I wish there were better ways to break down information besides tags (which are hardly used).
 
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