GUN How do you think my stock set is turning out?

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Just took a couple pics of the stock set during its finish application
    This is after its third coat. I have just put its fourth on tonight
    Let me know what you think of how it turned out.
    (Just received the kit on Friday btw and already got the stock almost done. I want to put maybe 9 or more coats of finish on, so maybe another week, doing one coat a day)
    For those that dont know what it looked like before:

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    Anyone know of a site that offers free plans for different jigs and that type of stuff?

    Anyone ever used an fpk scope? I am looking into making the rifle I make
    with that messed up barrel a scoped rifle
     
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  2. Crossett

    Crossett New Member

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    finish looks good, not a big fan of the front grip though
     
  3. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Thanks

    Me either, but I figure Ill most probably make enough parts kits that I can have several styles
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    looks good :cool: compared to the shit it was before hand!

    that dark colour and the grain looks real nice
     
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    Looks really nice, what are you using for the stain and clear coat? I get my kit tomorrow and still havent quite decided what I want to do with the stock.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I also used Ace brand extra strength paint stripper and scraped off real
    easy. Gave each part 2 coatings and strippings of that.
    Used 150 grit sandpaper to get all the dark stains out
    I was using Ace hardware brand red mahogany I believe. It didnt want to
    take as well to the upper handguard so I forced it in by leaving excess on
    the surface. Then I wiped off the excess and let it dry for a day before putting finish on

    Then I used Ace brand poly finish water based satin. First coat soaked into the wood as always. Was readt to lightly sand with 400 grit sandpaper. (By lightly, I mean like putting as much pressure on it as the weight of a house fly almost literally, or esle you will sand into the wood)
    Then use a tack cloth to get rid of all dust and sanded finish, then coat again. Wait a few hours atleast for the second coat. It wont soak in this time. Repeat and put the 3rd coat on after waiting the full curing time (24 hours about) and then repeat after another 24 hours and so on until you have as many coats as you like.

    Also if you want to recreate that black ring around the bottom of the stock, all they did was dip the end of the stock into a bucket of paint. I measured on mine and the stripe was almost exactly an inch from the edge of the stock in the middle in. You may want to do this after letting the stain dry 24 hours. The dont start finishing it for another 24 hours
     
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    looks nice. I seemed to get lucky with my parts kit from Cope's, the wood was in good condition :dunno:
     
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    Doing a good job man.the grain sticks out realy nice.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    if you don't mind I'd like to see how you install the barrel in an AK so when you get around to it if you don't mind documenting it well, from removing it from where it is now to installing it in the new gun.

    I put a layer of polyurethane over the finish on my AK stocks, same stuff you put on floors and the like, it makes it really hard and resistant to wear then again I used a gel stain, that even when was dry didn't seem too hard or resistant to transfer.
     
  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    looks pretty good, romy stocks almost always look like shit no matter if its a kit or a complete gun but they always clean up real nice.
     
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    Looks nice... dont' know about the forward handgrip on a non-underfolder, but the finishing looks well done.
     
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    I had one on one of my AK's for a little while, I didn't really care for it normal handguards were more comfortable to me. I think only way I'de want one is if it was an FA gun then I can see it be benificial.
     

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