Hey everyone, this is my first wood stock and I hope I have read far enough in the forum that my information is through enough, I just need a final confirmation or comments from someone with more experience that I got all my marbles. I really appreciate any advice.
Light sand with 100 grit, light scotchbrite the interior surfaces
Light sand with 120, then 200
Lightly rub wet paper towels of acetone on the stock to create whiskers
Lightly sand stock with 320
Lightly sand with 600?
One coat Teak Oil and dry overnight
Second coat Teak Oil and dry overnight
Third coat of Teak oil use with sanding block (600?) and wet sand using the oil
Anymore coats if needed.
I am wanting to get the wood down to bare, would I do this before steaming or after(assuming after)? I think I want to end up around 600 grit, would I use that before the Teak Oil and during the wet sand or just during the wet sanding?
I have tried the search function and have gotten deep in the forum, so I think I have it pretty much covered, though I realize now I should have gotten a stock with stripes but that will be the next one.
Over the summers in high school a few years ago I worked in a custom wood furniture shop, so working with wood does not intimidate me too much, but we never worked much with walnut (it’s a trw stock) and when we did I remember it being brownish in color. A golden sort of red stain would look nice I think, though I need to do the prep work first and see what I am working with. What stain do you guys think would achieve this for the most part? From what I have read on here stick with alcohol based stains and I remember the color tobacco being talked about quite a bit with a few others.
the stock Doug has on this page is the color and finish I want as far as the color and smoothness. If he did not use stain for this color then I wont worry about staining.
I just want to have everything in order before the stock comes (should be here later in the week) so that I can enjoy the process.