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    Posted: August 22 2019 at 11:27pm
That's a great job! The wood is excellent.
Look forward to seeing the final finish and range report.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Make sure you dispose of the linseed oil rags and keep out of the sunlight. They will auto ignite!


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Make sure you dispose of the linseed oil rags and keep out of the sunlight. They will auto ignite!
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Very nice.
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Regarding BLO.
It will build to a point where it gets "blotchy" after 4 or 5 coats. That's normal, it means you're getting there. Keep going till you get an even finish (maybe a bunch of light coats.).
The original mantra was:
A coat a day for a week.
A coat a week for a month.
A coat a month for a year.
A coat a year for life!
I'd do the coat a day for a week internally too.
Its a slow painstaking process, but worth it in the end.




Thanx for posting that, BLO is a slow process for sure.
What I do as taught to me by my grand dad.
Frist, fishish/sand/scrape(if you`re a purest) to your liking then thoroughly soak in BLO, let sit for a couple hrs, then wipe and let cure.
Over the next couple days apply BLO with a rag liberally let soak wipe and let cure.
Final application is sanded in using fine 400/600 w/d sand paper keeping the sanding paper and wood well wet with BLO, sand until it feels silky at that point its done. Sanding this way fills the pours and leaves a pleasing finish. let this sit for a bit than wipe down and buff with a cotton rag.
After this, occasionally apply as required(if the wood starts looking dry, or just before going hunting).

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Originally posted by englishman_ca englishman_ca wrote:

Looks good. Nice matching set. Is it all Ralph's reproduction wood?


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Looks good. Nice matching set. Is it all Ralph's reproduction wood?
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

Nice job on getting the inletting for the front volley! Sorry I didn't get stuff to you, I had a crazy week last week. Very nice rifle and well done.

No worries, a buddy of mine graciously donated his 1910 to draw measurements from, its all good.
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very nice job indeed I am almost complete with my second resto on a lithgow 1915 was with the light horse in the charge of bersheeba 1917 . Somebody sported it so I feel like I need to bring it back .keep an eye out for volley sights to match the rifle they come up every now and then .i have a1916 Lithgow that has original wood but has volley sight plate ground flat with english markings .thank for your family’s service to us all
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Nice job on getting the inletting for the front volley! Sorry I didn't get stuff to you, I had a crazy week last week. Very nice rifle and well done.
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Very nice.
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Regarding BLO.
It will build to a point where it gets "blotchy" after 4 or 5 coats. That's normal, it means you're getting there. Keep going till you get an even finish (maybe a bunch of light coats.).
The original mantra was:
A coat a day for a week.
A coat a week for a month.
A coat a month for a year.
A coat a year for life!
I'd do the coat a day for a week internally too.
Its a slow painstaking process, but worth it in the end.


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im impressed , you done just fine , good on you , it turned out near perfect in my book - you have talent we were unaware of 
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Great job very nice!
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Extremely well done there sir...
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Don`t judge to harshly, this is my first total restore, most of my others have been fix this or that.
Only assembled for pics and to make sure of final fit, 1 coat of boiled oil still needs a couple more.
The stock disc is to commemorate My grand dad Jim who volunteered in 1915, the long number is his service No, kind of messed up the centering of the date. Embarrassed
Overall I`m happy with the  results, the stocks are very nice to work with, there is a lot of fitting required, they`re not drop ins, you need patients, and real sharp chisels, and a dremel helps lots.
Next step is to get more oil on the wood, and buff it out than take her to the range hopefully this weekend.
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Spent most of the weekend working the stocks, mostly sanding and final fitting, and a bit of metal touch up.
Tonite I'll start putting the boiled oil to it, then assembly, then some pics, then the range......
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