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Old 10-10-2021, 01:59 PM
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THE EVOLUTION OF A 10/22 STOCK



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Before I tackle my Remington stock, my wife and I decided to practice on this 10/22 stock, because if I mess up my part it's no big loss.
I'll post each step in this thread so y'all can point out my mistakes.
I'm gonna strip it with lacquer thinner and then Nancy will carve flutes and carve around the pistol grip for a grip cap.

Then, I'll try to dye it a dark walnut.

I labeled this picture "step 1" because the first step was to take a picture.

Nancy is an artist BTW.
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Old 10-10-2021, 05:21 PM
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I will be watching to see how Nancy does the carving!!

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Old 10-10-2021, 05:25 PM
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Old 10-10-2021, 07:34 PM
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I'll be stopping at HD tomorrow to get the lacquer thinner and a round wood rasp or coarse file for cutting the wood.
Then I'll start on it.
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Old 10-16-2021, 05:16 PM
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The lacquer thinner seems to be removing the finish pretty good.
Tomorrow I'll put some old dish towels around curved places etc. to get it all off.
Then I want to remove the stain.
I watched a video of a guy getting the stain out of the wood with wet towels and an iron. t seemed to whiten the wood.
I also watched a guy remove stain with bleach but then I read that bleach destroys part of the wood itself.

All that said, it may be that I can just darken what's there with some walnut stain, or, some OLD ENGLISH stain that my wife keeps to touch up blemishes on furniture.
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Old 10-16-2021, 06:36 PM
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The lacquer thinner seems to be removing the finish pretty good.
Tomorrow I'll put some old dish towels around curved places etc. to get it all off.
Then I want to remove the stain.
I watched a video of a guy getting the stain out of the wood with wet towels and an iron. t seemed to whiten the wood.
I also watched a guy remove stain with bleach but then I read that bleach destroys part of the wood itself.

All that said, it may be that I can just darken what's there with some walnut stain, or, some OLD ENGLISH stain that my wife keeps to touch up blemishes on furniture.
You mentioned using lacquer thinner to strip the stock, you may want to read this thread
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1203043
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:56 PM
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You mentioned using lacquer thinner to strip the stock, you may want to read this thread
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1203043
I went there and another link in that one and there was some interesting stuff.
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Good tips in all that!
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:10 PM
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Does anyone have first hand experience with bleaching a stock??

I've read good and bad about it but I do want a good white stock if possible.
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The finish seems to all be off, so the next step will be Nancy carving the flutes and grip area.
That'll probably start tomorrow, depending on her mood.
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I assume no 'bleaching' at this point?
Does look good to go
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I assume no 'bleaching' at this point?
Does look good to go
I would bleach it if I knew it wouldn’t ruin the wood.
The video I watched made a beautiful white stock, but then I read that bleach destroys part of the wood fiber.
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Old 10-22-2021, 06:26 PM
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I would bleach it if I knew it wouldn’t ruin the wood.
The video I watched made a beautiful white stock, but then I read that bleach destroys part of the wood fiber.
Stick with what ya have once stripped and sanded... sometimes ya hit the Lotto...


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Chaser, did it come from the factory shaped like that??
If you did that yourself, you did a great job, beautiful rifle.
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Chaser, did it come from the factory shaped like that??
If you did that yourself, you did a great job, beautiful rifle.

I did the top one... the finger grooved stock was done by our RFC Master Crafter Hipshot... man-o-man we miss Him! I had him do 2 for me... here is how they turned out...


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