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I need someone to finish a stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet100, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. skeet100

    skeet100 Member

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    I have a new fully finished, checkered and perfectly fitted stock/forearm and it needs a finish applied. Tru Oil type. I have seen some amazing work on here and a while back there was several posts on here with great photos. I want it done right and I got several $$$ in the thing but it did not come finished and I am scared I will screw it up. I can send photos of wood to the finisher in a day or so, tied up till then....

    If you do this work or can recomend a friend who does please advise. If you know the posts I am talking about send me a link....

    Thanks...
     
  2. GBatch_25

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    I'd say Dennis DeVault, Phil Simms or Chris Vendel. Perhaps Wenig as well. I've used Chris Vendel and Wenig and was happy with both. Seitz uses Phil Simms and Chris Vendel, so that's a pretty good recommendation. I've not used Dennis DeVault, but based on what I've seen here of the work he does, I am prepared to use him for some work I have planned and have been in contact with him.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  3. skeet100

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    Ok good ideas....

    What about individuals who have done their own and they look great.... would they do one for me???
     
  4. skeet100

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    If you have contact info for the above folks please post it.
     
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    Larry Garroute
    CorKel Arms does spectacular work and is very reasonable.
     
  6. trim tab

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    Give Al Jamison a call at Master Finishing, 10046 Arbor Road, Sullivan, Mo. 63080, Phone: 573-860-2479. He has done many for me and he is a true profesional when it comes to finishing. You will not be disappointed.

    Good shooting
     
  7. GBatch_25

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    Phil Simms
    Glade Park, CO
    970-523-9566

    Chris Vendel
    Rochester, NY
    585-482-0047

    Wenig
    www.wenig.com

    Dennis DeVault
    Canton, OH
    http://www.devaultind.com/index.htm


    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  8. rem32lady

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    Quick correction to the phone number for Chris Vendel. It is 585-730-8166 or Email him at CRVCustomArms@Yahoo.com. New business address and phone number.
    DBV
     
  9. Bushmaster1313

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    I like to do my own.

    With Tru-Oil I took a Remington 31 TC from this:


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    But I can understand that with big bucks in a gun you could be squeemish about do-it-yourself.

    Nice thing about refinishing wood with Tru-Oil is that a botched finish is easily reversable. I know this from experience!
     
  10. Jon Reitz

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    Chris Vendel

    585)730-8166 (shop) or 585)330-8161 (cell).

    Jon Reitz
     
  11. skeet100

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    Thanks guys..... I appreciate the help.
     
  12. HDLLLIII

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    Go to the hardware store buy Tung Oil, a bag of 0000 steel wool, and several fiber cloth wax applicators. Use the applicator to put on a coat of oil, let ti dry overnight ( 12-24 hours) don't rush, lightly steel wool and re-apply next coat. Continue to do this until you get the desired sheen/shine you want. It is as easy as that. I tried on a walnut 10/22 ruger and then every long gun i own. Fabulous results. Larry Lockhart
     
  13. foghorn220

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    skeet100

    Ok I don't charge much at all and im sure you will have a one of a kind skeet gun on the place!

    Ok the finish I use is Skunk Black number 2 grade oil it makes the wood nice and Black.




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    Let me know if I can help.

    Foggy
     
  14. skeet100

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    I love the black and white look..... I have always wanted one just like it.

    I am wanting to try to do mine on my on with Tru Oil but I am scared I will mess up.....
     
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    skeet100

    Ok I don't know if Tron is into the Skunk Grade Restoration or not.

    There is only a few that does that now days since there was only 1 or 2 Skunk Grades ever made.

    And I think I have the original one in my safe.

    FOG!
     
  17. Trap2

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    Here is one that Cor-Kel did for me. Larry does first class work at a very reasonable price


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    On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Larry a "perfect" 10 for this one..... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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