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Lemon,egg white,alcohol stock refinish?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by commygun, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. commygun

    commygun Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Lewis County, WA
    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.
  2. STEVE M

    STEVE M Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    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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