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#1 machinist1

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:02 PM

  Does anyone know what to put on maple to bring out the fiddle back . Seems like I read something about wiping with some type of acid. Thoughts?

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:07 PM

I can't really offer any specific advice on bringing out the fiddle back. A few years ago friend was getting into restoring antique wood furniture. He used a link on the Homer Formsby website for tech help. Best I recall he said he got a personal answer to his specific question within 24 hours without having to go through FAQ's.



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 06:11 AM

My technique is to first use water-based stain, such as you can get from Woodworker's Supply. When dry, knock of the roughness with sandpaper, then use oil-based stain. This is what I do with furniture when I use tiger maple.



#4 vikingsword7

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:41 PM

Feibings medium brown leather dye works well. 



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

That's an interesting idea on the leather dye.  I can see that.  The dye chemistry should work as well on wood as on leather or other fabrics.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 11:58 AM


Not what I was looking for but thanks

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:18 AM

On the top stock, I just used Tung oil.

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On this stock, I used a diluted stain, Chesnut Ridge Military Stain, that I wiped on, then finished with Satin Polyurethane sprayed on.

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This stock is done with TruOil.  I think I am going to strip it, and redo it in Tung Oil, but that is a bit more involved than doing it in TruOil.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

  Very nice Sailorman. The rifle in the top pic is the look I'm after.

Bob



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:08 AM

Bob, I decided to redo the Mauser stock.  I didn't like the pale, washed out look the TruOil gave.  I stripped the stock, then sanded with 150 grit, then 220.  I have now brushed on 2 coats of Teak Oil, and sanded the wet 2nd coat with 220 grit.  I am now waiting for the 2nd coat to dry a bit more.  I will then wet sand with 320, 400, and then 600.  This is a new method for me, as I usually go as fine as I can before I bruch on the finish.

Here is how the stock sits now with 2 coats of Teak OIl. 

 

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