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Old 09-29-2007, 08:56 PM
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Well even though the beech stock looked ok it was nothing spectacular so decided to practice my dyeing on it, and see what I could come up with.

So here it is after dyeing it green , and about 11 coats of tung oil.





Think I'll keep it for now till I get another wild hair.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:01 PM
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Man, that's not bad rigrat! And I'm not one who normally goes for the "non-traditional" look, but I have to admit that in this case, I think you succeeded in upgrading your stock. It looks very unique and quite nice!
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:01 PM
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i like it!
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:18 PM
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Thanks guys I know most like the traditional look and I do to, but the wood wasn't spectacular any way.

Now if it had been some really nice beech or nice figured walnut I'd of never touched it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:20 PM
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Looks great. Is that a Brooks ghost ring on that thing? And if so how you liking it?
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:22 PM
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Yeah thats a Brooks ghost ring , just got it a few days ago so haven't got a chance to really try it out good yet. But so far I like it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:46 PM
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Cool! What did you use for dye?

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Old 09-29-2007, 09:47 PM
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Looks good I like it.

What did you use for the dye??
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:56 PM
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I like it too. Something a little different is nice. nt

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Old 09-29-2007, 10:11 PM
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I used Kelly green Rit Dye mixed in 70% alchohol. If I'd of had some spray poly or helmsman i would of put a couple light coats on before using the tung oil.

What that does is puts a light sealer on the dye so the tung oil doesn't muddy up the color. Using tung oil directly on top of the dye , you stand a chance of clouding (muddying up) the color.

But I wanted it to kinda blend in the woods so took a chance.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:36 AM
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Looks real nice.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:16 AM
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That looks quite nice to me, and you'll be a big hit at the range should you go there on St. Patty's Day. ;-)
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:56 AM
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I was going to say.....Rigrat must have some Irish in him
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:14 AM
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No Irish that I know of but do like the color green.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:08 PM
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Huh, that's pretty funky lookin'.
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