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rich pierce

70 Cal.
Nov 27, 2004
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Andover, VT
Any finish can be made into a matte finish by choosing how to treat it after you’re satisfied the finish is really into the wood and doesn’t need more applications. I use mineral oil and pumice (fairly aggressive) or rottenstone (finer and gives a little shine). Saturate a square of right woven fabric in mineral oil then dip into a tray of one powder or the other. Rub with the grain direction. Reload with oil and powder as you work the length of the stock. Wipe off with paper towel.
Oct 10, 2004
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Florence Alabama
Easy way, use Tru-oil and put it on with a 1" square of a green scotch bright pad, scrub it in with each application, quickly wipe off the excess with a rag, use a clean pad for each coat, 5 coats should do it just fine.

I put on 4 or 5 coats of Birchwood Casey walnut stock sealer and sand it back to fil the pores before I apply the Tru-oil. The sealer dries in a minute or so.

Here it is, 5 coats of Tru-oil applied with a scotch bright pad. TC Hawken that i reworked the cheek piece and slimmed down the wrist.

finish 5 coats.JPG