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Offline mazo kid

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2020, 04:00:09 PM »
No, the screw didn't go all the way through and neither does the dowel. This old girl still has most of her "battle scars" so this is just another character mark.

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2020, 08:36:57 PM »
Now that adds character. Great job! I'd leave it just like that....
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2020, 04:37:23 PM »
And so it stays as is. Had a bit of a set-back today. As I was putting the butt stock back on for a final assembly, I accidentally lost control and broke off the other side of the stock at the tang. It is glued up now and I should have everything ready to go tomorrow. Will need a bit of TruOil rubbed in again though.

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2020, 06:05:31 PM »
Well, at least both sides match now.
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2020, 06:19:13 PM »
I glued the original piece back on. Loaded up a few brass shells too.

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2020, 09:51:16 PM »
i guess the proof will come when you shoot it...  (@+
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2020, 12:36:23 PM »
Six coats of hand-rubbed TruOil. Very plain grain, just wanted to show the difference between when I started.

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2020, 01:38:47 PM »
That looks great!! Not over-done. It has a natural look to it. Well done.
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2020, 08:05:36 AM »
Nice patina !
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2020, 01:08:44 PM »
Well, I'm calling it done; the more I play around the worse it looks! At least it is a sound gun and I will be getting to shooting it one of these fine days.

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2020, 01:34:54 PM »
Lookin good, Mazo. But don't shoot the Pixies!
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2020, 04:02:29 PM »
Looks right at home out there.
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2020, 01:37:08 PM »
That little guy taught me everything I know about gun repair!  L@J *6'

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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2020, 08:26:26 AM »
I have recently learned my "next step" in wood finishing. I had read and practiced not going past 220 grit paper for finishing.

Here is what I have learned;

When I get wood "whiskered" with 220 grit paper ... this is the begining of my new finishing technique.

I now rub copious amount of boiled linseed oil into the wood. After allowing this to absorb as much as it will, I "wet" sand it with 400 grit paper with a duct tape backer on the paper for a more sturdy paper. After the 400 grit wet sanding I allow it to "set" for 24 hours allowing the tiny wood sanding bits to fill what wood grain is still open.

Now I begin rubbing the wood till warm. After this I further sand with 800 grit. This begins to give me that SOFT feel. I RUB in another coat of oil and then wet sand with 1500 grit. This is the final and gives that true custom finish that is unparalleled in looks and feel.

Nothing makes a plain wood into show quality but the same practice makes the FEEL a thing of beauty.

Seems a lot of work but ... sure worth the effort.

By the by Mazo ... cool project. I love bringing old neglected gunz back to useable. Nice job bro!!!
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Re: 'Nuther project gun
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2020, 12:07:11 PM »
Thanks Ted! When finishing a gun now, I do somewhat like you do....apply a heavy initial coat of whatever finish I will be using and sand it in with fine grit wet-dry sandpaper, then let dry completely. Usually I will then use 0000 steel wool and got over the wood, wipe off with an old bath towel and hand rub light coats of oil until I like what I see over the next few days..