Stocks and White Line?

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  1. kmw1954

    kmw1954 Member

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    The Richards Microfit stock that I am presently working on has the While Line at the fore-end Rosewood cap and the Rosewood Grip cap. My problem is that after I started sanding this stock the White Line has become discolored in spots and I cannot seem to remove this. Anyone with suggestions? I have tried sanding in just the direction of the Rosewood and also sanding and wiping with fresh Tru Oil to no avail!
     
  2. Bazoo

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    Is it just sawdust in the pores? Try compressed air?

    You might,
    Carefully color the white line with a white marker. Or, turn it another color.
     
  3. doubleh

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    Try wiping it with non-acetone fingernail polish remover. Don't know if it will work with your problem but I keep a quart of it and have removed quite a few things, stains, glue, etc. without harm. If it doesn't work a quick swipe with real acetone might get it.
     
  4. edwardware

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    Avoiding contaminating the holly pinstrip with rosewood oil or walnut sawdust is just one of the many reasons that a good stockmaker is worthwhile.

    Brownell's Gunsmith Hacks had a few tricks a few decades back, but I'd suggest:
    - clean as much out as possible, without using a solvent (like acetone) that will mobilize the rosewood oil (if present).
    - penetrate and seal the holly pores well, then sand past the contamination, but not past the sealer.

    Else fails, call the Maker. You see not the first to have this problem.
     
  5. BigBlue 94

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    Whiting powder may work.

    Be very careful with acetone around any plastic or clear finish...
     
  6. kmw1954

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    Looking back on Richards Microfit site I can confirm the white line is actually Maple Wood. A friend at the range I work suggested a pcs. of 1.5"X3" 330 grit sandpaper rolled as small and tight as possible and then sanding just the white line.

    It worked! Now I can move on.
     
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    Glad you got it taken care of. Maple usually has tight enough grain to not take much dust.

    I made a striped bowl once out of ash and walnut. I call it peppered ash.
     
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  8. BigBlue 94

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    The Richards MF stock i have has the maple spacers too but they are not white so I didnt think of that. They are a creamy color on mine.

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    Well don't feel too awful as that is about how mine looks! But that won't keep me from shooting it with pride!
     
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    Mine is a high gloss finish with a couple scratches in the finish. Some day I want to refinish it with a hand rubbed oil finish. The wood figure on mine is just crazy! Beautiful stocks
     
  11. kmw1954

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    Yes I have to agree. Mine is just an Economy Grade Claro Walnut and the way this one is turning out I am contemplating another in the same model with maybe an upgrade in wood for my Savage Model 10 that now wears a Boyds Spike Camp.

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    Idk what level of wood mine has but the butt end is pretty crazy looking. I inherited mine. I just dont like the high gloss. Also sucks for taking pics of it lol

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    Right now that is just 4 applications with Tru Oil. First 2 coats were reduced 2-1 Mineral spirits to oil, 3rd coat is 50-50, 4th is 70-30. next I will be applying straight Tru Oil.
     
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    I usually use Watco Danish Oil or 100% tung oil, depending on wood species and desired look. Then finish with a number of coats of paste wax.
     
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    You can isolate the holy wood using some shellac.
     
  16. Appalachiannative

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    My Stevens 94 has wood stain on the barrel. Think from previous owner staining the for grip it with still attached don't have any idea why he'd of done that sits it's snap on, no screw to pull out comes right off.what would take that off the metal and not screw up the blueing?
     
  17. BBBBill

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    Laquer thinner will probably work.
     
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  18. kmw1954

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    Thanks everyone, this stock is now on it's 4th coat of Tru oil. Couple more and I hope it will be finished.
     
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