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Excitedely picked up, like a smay ball unable to contain himself walking into a sweet shop, Ive been waiting for this. Anyway, the stocker, Colin, had done the most unbelievable job. Sharp edges, perfect lines, drops in perfect place. I am so happy. Clearly its very light at the momentn however, Ive just added the first Alkanet roo coat and its already darkening up. The photos of the action on the stock are not from my camera (forgot it) so they are not up to the usual standard.

Over the next few days Ill be getting that colour right before the oiling starts.








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Obviously this chap's done this once or twice before....Kudos to your stocker......superb job!!

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Outstanding Tony.........you're probably like a kid with two peters about now........ smile

Super job mate,


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Hi Tony,
How do you mix up your alkenet root stain? Up until recently I've used a stain I made by soaking ground alkenet root in alcohol. Recently I soaked some ground alkanet root in some modified (dryer added) linseed oil "Original Finish" I purchased from Track of the Wolf, gunsmith supply. I haven't tried it yet but the oil has taken on a nice dark red color.
Steve
PS the stock work is superb, absolutely beautiful!

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That stocker iss GOOD! Real good....


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It's mixed with linseed based oil and left to marinate for at least 2 years before it is used. The stuff Lee gave me is 8 years old! Here are 3 pictures of the stock after the first coat of Alkanet Oil!




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Interesting Tony, the alkanet root I have has been ground into a powder comparable to finely ground coffee. Is your oil made from marinating whole pieces of root in the oil or is the root ground like mine? If not I'd suspect that by grinding the root and exponentially increasing the surface area of the root one could shorten the marinating time significantly.
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BTW I purchased my alkanet root from a "natural food suppliment" supplier.


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It always amazes me when I see inletting done to this level. I have been building guns my whole life, and I think I have reached a fair level of competence and neatness in my work. When I see work at this level though, everything I have done looks like it has been done by a butcher.

What I wouldn't give to watch over the shoulder of one of these masters for just one day.


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Absolutely fabulous, Tony. It looks like the wood just grew around the furniture. Your stocker is truly gifted. The fiddle back (if that's the right description) really "popped" with the first coat of oil. It's going to be gorgeous when finished.

Phil

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