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stock finish

Post by kenny sd » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:34 am

OK. I have LOTS of experience with wood , restocking , and finishing. I was an antique gunsmith for years. still do it for fun.
BUT. Now I live in Florida. where we make HEAT and ship it all over the world.
when I go to the range with my Shiloh the heat and humidity make the stock slippery.
I don't want to have it checkered, XXX wood..
I've tried gunstock wax, linseed oil, etc, but it still gets kind of slippery.

any ideas? and do any of you use the Shiloh finish they sell?

thanks...Ken.
ps, anyone from Alaska, don't answer....HA . looking for some of us Tough guys that brace the heat.

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Re: stock finish

Post by kenny sd » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:10 am

forgetaboutit....I just looked up the price of Shiloh finish. $27 with shipping. no way....thanks.Ken

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Re: stock finish

Post by desert deuce » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 pm

I've used both Johnsons Floor Paste Wax and Min Wax. They are about the same but I think the Johnsons would be worth a try for you.
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Re: stock finish

Post by Michael Johnson » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:26 pm

Kenny, I use a wax that I buy from www.vintagegunscopes.com. Look under their cleaning tab. It does not leave a residue. Protects the wood and the metal.

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Re: stock finish

Post by mdeland » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 pm

Renascence wax is expensive but I like it after the finish is good and dried as a protective coating for wood or steel.

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Re: stock finish

Post by PhilRich » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm

Give it a coat of Daly's Seafin Teak Oil, the stocks I've finished with it have a nice grip to them, no checkering. I like to add a bit of alkanet root powder to add a slight reddish tint. I have been applying this over the finish of my Sharps replicas.

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Re: stock finish

Post by kenny sd » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:57 am

I do have museum wax. I'll try that for everyday use. good advice...thanks....
linseed oil rub with rottenstone leaves it sticky in the heat. guess I'll try wax now...

Ken

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Re: stock finish

Post by bpcr shooter » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:19 am

just shooting from the hip, but I would say that when Shiloh made your stock and finished it they wet sanded it with oil, filling any and all pores. that would make it super smooth??? I would say other than dragging 80 grit over it... have a towel handy.
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Re: stock finish

Post by martinibelgian » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:20 pm

An oil finish should 't be slippery, even when hot. Of course, I don't live in Florida. All my stocks are alkanet finished, never had any issues.

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Re: stock finish

Post by Longrange » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm

You can buy a spray that is used on lawn bowls to stop hands from slipping. Vic

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Re: stock finish

Post by Michael Johnson » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:30 pm

Stop sweating so much Kenny! Easy for me in the Pacific Northwest. Seriously though, I think the stock gun wax is the way to go.

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Re: stock finish

Post by august west » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:47 am

You don't want to checker the stock because it's high grade wood? Every high end custom gunsmith in the world is scratching his head over that one. Also, have you ever seen an original Sharps with a pistol grip that wasn't checkered?
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Re: stock finish

Post by kenny sd » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:42 am

You're right. this is too nice a piece of wood to checker. XXX
I'll just use some stock wax and wipe.
good advice all. Ken
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Re: stock finish

Post by D. Taylor Sapergia » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:53 am

It is my opinion that chequering would only make that stock look better. I truly don't think it would take away from that lovely figure.

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