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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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Staining a laminated stock

I picked up a unfinished Laminated stock in "nutmeg"/natural color. I was wondering if it is possible to stain it in a grey/"pepper color. Knowing that there is glue between the laminations. I am not sure how the stain will take.
Any advice would be welcome.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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About all you will be able to do is stain it black. You will need to use an alcohol base dye. After the dye has cured, you will need to lightly buff it with 0000 steel wool to get the wood grain to show.
One thing you most remember is that the wood on laminated stocks is stained befor it is glued together.
Your best bet is to buy a stock in the color you want and sell the other.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response, thats what I thought. I will just finish as is.

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Is there no way to change the coloration/tone at all?

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About all you will be able to do is stain it black. You will need to use an alcohol base dye. After the dye has cured, you will need to lightly buff it with 0000 steel wool to get the wood grain to show.
One thing you most remember is that the wood on laminated stocks is stained befor it is glued together.
Your best bet is to buy a stock in the color you want and sell the other.
Just picked up a laminated stock from FA. I've no aversion to black but would be interested to know what it would look like. Anything like this?

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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:30 AM   #6
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You can change a laminated stocks appearance quite a bit.

Take a look at hydro-dipping.

They make some interesting wood patterns too (walnut, gray/dark, etc).

I've thought about that myself.

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I used BLO on my Fulton laminated stock and it looks great.
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I like the original pattern on Fulton's laminated stock. Would be great to make it black with grain showing tho like in the link i pasted above.

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