Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Atamis
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How would you repair checking on the butt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3471
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Re: How would you repair checking on the butt?

Just a follow up. I went ahead and stripped the varnish off and decided on a normal linseed oil finish. I drizzled epoxy into the checks, and used sanding dust to fluff up the repair on the outside and provide a better surface to blend texture wise. I experimented with the largest check and stuck a ...
by Atamis
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How would you repair checking on the butt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3471
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Re: How would you repair checking on the butt?

Its not an M1916 actually. Its an 1893 made in 1907. Still a long rifle. It was my understanding reading through off hand sources they were refurbished by spain after the civil war. Weather they varnished them is another story. I do not thing they did, but they did reblue everything and relined/chan...
by Atamis
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How would you repair checking on the butt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3471
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Re: How would you repair checking on the butt?

Thanks. I typically use acraglass for all my repairs. Pins might be a good idea. I'm not so worried about the cosmetic look of pushing wood dust down the top so much as trying ot prevent the plits from going deeper. This is a Spanish mauser. The rest of the finish isn't as bad as the, butt. Its scra...
by Atamis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How would you repair checking on the butt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3471
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How would you repair checking on the butt?

Got a new rifle to repair recently, its in fairly good shape except what i assume is water damage at the butt that has caused it to start checking or splitting. i would like to get this repaired before the toe breaks off. I figure i could stuff it with epoxy and mush some wood dust on top to kinda h...
by Atamis
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Some refinishing videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1287
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Re: Some refinishing videos

Not bad. That oil scrub works magic sometimes. I do it after a full steam-clean as well.
by Atamis
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: French M16 - Splice and wrist repair.
Replies: 2
Views: 2705
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French M16 - Splice and wrist repair.

Recently got an unloved Berthier. Had to do some repairs to the repairs. This one on the tang was missing completely so I did my best to splice repair it. Weird gap revealed itself after it was shaved and sanded smooth. Hoping the epoxy blends in with the finish once a few more oil/wax layers are bu...
by Atamis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: classified section
Replies: 13
Views: 10216
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Re: classified section

Well shoot, I thought the classifieds just weren't coming back. I'll have to break more stocks so i can get my post count higher. :think:
by Atamis
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: 1884 Trapdoor Stock repair
Replies: 5
Views: 4823
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Re: 1884 Trapdoor Stock repair

Looks good!

I wouldn't of added the brown dye though, makes it stand out.

All grain is black, so black or plain epoxy is usually the best approach :)
by Atamis
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.
Replies: 10
Views: 6858
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Re: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.

I'm curious as to how you handled the brass screws. Did you turn them into one set of holes and then grid off the heads? Did you make the other set of holes oversize and then just epoxy them in place? Have you fired the rifle since? I cut the heads off normal screws yes. I couldn't find any standar...
by Atamis
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Is this worth wasting my time for??
Replies: 12
Views: 6348
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Re: Is this worth wasting my time for??

Looks worse than it is! Stitching the side wall back together is probably the most work since it has such little wood to work with. Looks like you're missing a sliver, i'd look around for a donor chunk to fill in missing parts. Not sure what wood the chinese used but im sure there's a close enough s...
by Atamis
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.
Replies: 10
Views: 6858
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Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.

I did a duffel cut repair on an Arisaka during the downtime. Just wanted feedback. I know i could of done better, but it was the first time doing a duffel cut. Heres what i started with. A rather rough Type 99 http://i.imgur.com/I23KL7n.jpg Heres the finishes product. Thankfully the repair is under ...
by Atamis
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: This was always my favorite subforum!
Replies: 3
Views: 3865
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This was always my favorite subforum!

None of the other typical surp sites have a dedicated woodworking board! Are there plans to migrate the old stickies? They were losing their pictures left and right already, I have bad feels it won't be a perfect transition. If not, I'll certainly help rebuild them with new pictures as stocks come i...

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