Lemon,egg white,alcohol stock refinish?


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commygun
January 18, 2003, 10:40 PM
A couple of years ago Gun Digest had an article on refinishing a
stock with the ingredients listed above. I tried it at the time,
refinishing a Stevens 311, and it worked great, producing an
extremely smooth, even finish. However, I've since forgotten
what the process/sequence is and I've gotten rid of that years
Gun Digest. Could someone who's familiar with it briefly recap
the process for me and the general edification of our members?
Thanks for your help.

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STEVE M
January 19, 2003, 12:02 PM
2001 Gun Digest: polish to 400 grit. liberally coat with lemon juice.
Rub with surgical alcohol (not wood alcohol)
Rub in eggwhite (yes from eggs) let dry
Sand to 400 grit
Apply the alcohol again
Repeat until the wood pores are filled.
Switch to 600 then 800 then 1000 grit sandpaper.
Apply linseed oil in a thin coat, let dry overnight then repeat.
Take beeswax shreaded in a chees grater, mix with turpentine. Shake well and let sit for a few hours. Spread on stock and let dry, then buff to polish with a chamois.
Tried this for a sword handle of oak, came out very nice indeed.

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