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This is a discussion on August 27 2016 Cleaning Day within the Stock forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; Soy-Gel coated, resting in buckets, waiting 1 hour for the chemical process to break down the surface finish/grease/etc. I will coat with Emerge de-greaser to ...


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Old August 27th, 2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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August 27 2016 Cleaning Day

Soy-Gel coated, resting in buckets, waiting 1 hour for the chemical process to break down the surface finish/grease/etc.

I will coat with Emerge de-greaser to stop the process and remove all of the Soy-Gel with hot water in step 2.









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Old August 27th, 2016, 11:22 AM   #2
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Soy-Gel removed, scrubbed clean and dried with shop towels, leaving to dry for at least 24 hours. At this point they always look a little bleached, grain is raised and blotchy.










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Old August 27th, 2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #4
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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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That is some pretty wood! I want the 5th one from the left in this picture. Or the 9th one. I'll finish it from there. How much? Shoot me a pm.


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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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beautiful, as usual sir.

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Old August 27th, 2016, 04:11 PM   #7
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Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for explaining your methods. I'm taking as many notes as I can!

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Old August 27th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #8
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Excited to see all of them when they're finished!

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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #9
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Steaming dents

Get a pencil.

circle the dents you need to steam out.

Get a cotton rag, bowl of fresh water and a hot iron.

Wet the rag, place over the dent and press the iron down firmly moving the hotter surfaces of the iron over the wet rag forcing steam into the dent. The wood fibers will rise and lift the dent. This takes patience. TAKE YOUR TIME. KEEP YOUR RAG SOAKED WITH WATER.


Marking dents








Grabbing tools




Steaming dents








Raised it high, I can take that off with the first pass at 150 grit




Many more to go....

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Old August 28th, 2016, 07:22 PM   #10
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Given how scarce these seem to be getting at Fred's it would actually be nice for everyone to have a fair shot at these when they hit the PX instead of the wolves cherry picking the herd before hand. Just saying.

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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #11
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Given how scarce these seem to be getting at Fred's it would actually be nice for everyone to have a fair shot at these when they hit the PX instead of the wolves cherry picking the herd before hand. Just saying.
Aye. I'm making a point of having enough money ready as soon as these are ready - a tiger stripe stock is a must-have for my favorite rifle.

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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #12
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Believe me, I'm ready to cull one from the pile now and call it mine if that's the way of things so that I don't have to wait, but I don't think that's a fair way of doing things.

This is a show and tell post not a sales post and I do hate to see the best of the litter get picked before they're ready so I felt the need to say something.

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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:48 AM   #13
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Can we make all of Doug Carlton's (Obi Wood Kenobi) wood working posts sticky's?


Doug,

Is your powerglide 2 all factory original or have you made special modifications like custom trigger or heavy duty cord?


That "5th from the left" stock could be used by Webster's Dictionary as the example of "tiger".

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Old August 29th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #14
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Well, to be fair, maybe he should not even post an offer in the PX until what would be evening in Ca., late evening even, so the working folks on the west coast have a chance and they aren't all dibbed out before they even get home and get a chance to check the PX daily. Hey, I "missed" what might have been a first choice on an offer of inexpensive stocks, one gone out of several before I got home one day.

Seriously, though. There is not going to be a method that makes everyone happy. I suppose he could announce an offering, maybe by number of stocks ahead of a visual display, and pre-qualify (as in money in hand or PMs in arrival order) a number of buyers, take all the qualified buyers and draw from a hat, perhaps letting them choose in order of the draw including a wait list. That still gives the possibility that an early draw might fall through and a person with second or third choice when it gets to them might not still work to the one (or style/type, etc.) they wanted if it becomes available after the initial draw cycle.

By choosing from a draw, it takes away a little advantage from those he see the posts quickly. But isn't that always an issue when there are sale offerings of any type, sale goes to the first one with real money in hand?

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Old September 3rd, 2016, 01:36 PM   #15
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Taping Off

Taping off the important markings is a necessary pain. This lot are P-Grade and have some really nice DAS and are worth taking the step.

I use any old masking tape, a nylon brush for rubbing down the tape into the DAS and a brand-new razor (this is very important).

Just rip off a piece wider than the DAS or P, rub it down, then very gently (it is a new razor right?) cut right outside the stamp or proof. Use the flat razor edge to apply pressure as you remove the waste.











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