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Old January 27th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question about refinishing SA walnut stock

Went out and got some BLO and superfine steel wool to refinish a part of my SA stock handle and I was wondering if

1)I have to sand down the ENTIRE stock with the steel wool or just that one part?

2)Do I have to use the BLO on the ENTIRE stock or just the damaged sections?

3) How long do I have to dry the stock between each coat?

4) I want to maintain the matt feel/look. Should I use the steel wool to brush it after each coat?

Thanks!

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Went out and got some BLO and superfine steel wool to refinish a part of my SA stock handle and I was wondering if

1)I have to sand down the ENTIRE stock with the steel wool or just that one part?

2)Do I have to use the BLO on the ENTIRE stock or just the damaged sections?

3) How long do I have to dry the stock between each coat?

4) I want to maintain the matt feel/look. Should I use the steel wool to brush it after each coat?

Thanks!
#2 Concentrate on the wood you want to match/repair.

#3&4 Wait 24 hrs between coats and then check the sheen for match. 0000 steel wool will break down the sheen if you want a matte finish. Brush off the wood with good paint brush to remove any steel wool fibers and damp cloth it. You don't want any metal fibers sticking to the wood during the finishing project. I use the blue shop paper towels to apply any of the stock stain or refinishing finishes. Make yourself some wire hangers from the wire clothes hangers. I use the shower curtain rod to hang them from which I don't use that shower. If you don't like the outcome you can always remove the finish with 800 grit sandpaper and start over.

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