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Location: Ontario
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Just finished my first stock for my .22 Lakefield. Cost $21 in wood and 2 weeks in labour. I laminated 2 pieces of pine and a center piece of hickory. The pine was used just cause its easier to work with. The next one will be Quilted maple and a Black walnut center for my Ruger 300 mag.

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Nice work!!! What type of finish do you usually prefer? Never made my own before, but I've sanded and refinished a couple of walnut wood stocks before and use the traditional oil finish. I'll saturate a bare walnut wood stock with plain Boiled Linseed Oil, let soak for 30 minutes, then wipe dry of all excess oil, set to dry for 4 days to a week, then repeat once a week for 4 to 5 weeks. Works very well on walnut and doesn't require the use of any stain for color either. Gives it that matte look with a slight sheen and traditional rich brown color with some slight reddish tones to it. I'm sure whiter woods such as Birch or Ash would require the use of some stain before oil is applied, such as Birchwood Casey Walnut Stain or Feibings brown leather dye. Of course each stock will vary because of the nature of a natural product...wood.

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Location: Ontario
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I'm the same as you with the oil.
Unfortunately I built this one for my boyz (9 + 12) to use. They convinced me to stain it "aqua" before I was done. Being pine and very soft pine at that, I put 5 coats of polyurathien on it to harden it up.
The next maple and walnut will only be oiled.
p.s. hickory doesnt take stain well and any grain showing before staining is lost.

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Location: Seattle, WA
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That looks great!

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Location: Ontario
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Thanks...believe it or not the pics dont do it justice. I'm a natural wood kind of guy so I wasnt to imprest when I was asked to stain it this color. Its kinda grown on me now. Thants not a recoil pad by the way ...just painted, no need to spend $30 on a recoil pad on a .22. The stock is 2 inches longer than the original only because my 12 yr old is almost 6 feet and has arms like a freekin ape. The bolt is right at his fingers so its a perfect fit.

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