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- Aug 22, 2013
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@BenH2016 it's a good thing you don't live in the US - if you did, you have a waiting list a mile long!! Stock looks great!Haha. Internet may have come a long way, but there's always something to slow it down around here.
And for sure I'd be glad to do a stock for someone else. I can't guarantee results as I haven't even finished my first attempt yet. But I d love to have another go, would tweak a few things in my technique.
Trick to a good finish is properly filled pores of a good dense wood for starters. Filling the pores is done, not with a filler, but with continuous cutting back double oil coats with wet/dry in the 240-400 grit class, with a diluted cutting agent, and not moving to the higher finishing grits until the grain is well and truly filled with its own natural wood. Only then will it be able to take a real hand rubbed finish and polish up as it should.