Re: Oil for Stocks
A couple or more coats of hand rubbed linseed oil followed by a coat of either tung oil or a product called Linspeed, depending on how much shine you want afterwards. Let the linseed oil dry between coats, and lightly rub with 0000 steel wool that has been cleaned in alcohol to remove the oil on it. Repeat this as many times as you like or get tired of doing it. Follow this up with the tung oil or the Linspeed, these need nothing done to them afterwards. There is also a wax finish that is made by disolving bees wax in turpentine (real not synthetic). Make a paste and apply directly after the linseed oil has dried (no tung oil or Linspeed),apply lightly and rub out as you would any paste wax for a protective military type finish.
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