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Author Topic: Smokepole kits?  (Read 1722 times)

Offline yari

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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2020, 10:17:24 AM »
Yeah, searched it out quite a bit.  My main mistake was that the two shades of stain I used didn't have enough contrast.  Might still try a bit more with some really dark stain, just not sure if it will stick now that I have some oil on it.  We'll soon find out.

i would think the dark goes on first, then a lighter layer over it. i would also go darker than you think you need. experiment on similar wood before trying on the final product. all things i'm sure you know 
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Re: Smokepole kits?
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2020, 04:09:12 PM »
I used some undiluted walnut stain on it after two coats of oil had been applied, and there's some nice subtle character to it.  Not what I originally wanted but I like it.  Have put on two more coats of oil today and will probably do one, maybe two more tomorrow & call that done.  Need to get on with browning the remaining hardware, anxious to see it all together.

I started with a lighter shade on the raw wood, then went on top with the darker.  My theory was that the thirsty wood would readily soak up that first coat of stain (water based) and then maybe the darker would stay in place.  I think if I do one again in the future, I'll use a lighter initial stain, apply a single coat of oil, then come back & apply my stripes in a darker color.  The oil also darkens things, more so than I expected, so I definitely should have been starting with lighter stuff to get better contrast.  I did a little experimentation on other wood I had here, but everything behaves differently and I didn't have that anything close to the type of walnut that was in Lyman's kit.  At the end of the day though I'm still pretty happy with how it's looking.  Live and learn!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2020, 05:17:02 PM »
enjoy. there's always a learning curve the first time around
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2020, 01:48:05 PM »
Mad - That is how I re-finished my first ever real deer rifle, a Winchester Model 70A in 270 Win.  Also sent the bolt out for re-bluing. Man that is a good looking rifle....it the first rifle I take out to the woods the very first hunt of the year every year.....also take my Dad's 742 down with me as well......

But back in the early 90's felt like the old Winchester Model 70A was showing its wear and tear after all the years and weather it has been through, so I took a couple of weeks and sanded it down and re-finished the stock put some three coats of lend-seed oil on it and then finished it off using the walnut stain.....it turned out very nice a little shiny but still nice....it has earned a place in my gun safe. With all the deer that rifle has sent to the freezer, it deserves to have a place up front.....   
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
Make one that Jack Hinson used during the war between the states

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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2020, 09:17:57 PM »
Well, decided to quit procrastinating and git er done today.  Took over the wife's oven for a while this afternoon to get the small pieces browned, and went ahead and put it all together tonight.  I have a few cosmetic things to fix on it, but overall happy with the results.  Now I need to round up some powder and caps, and see how it shoots!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2020, 01:40:36 PM »
Looks good . congratulations . ##$%#1118
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2020, 02:28:43 PM »
nice looking gun I found using cci number 11 caps worked great in my cva 58cal also 2f black powder worked well
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2020, 02:44:15 PM »
Yeah Dave, I was planning on using ffg powder, need to go buy a can.  I have some old CCI #11 caps, will fire off one or more of those today just to be sure the lock mechanism is functioning as intended.  Need to take the barrel back off and remove a bit of material in the forearm, as the ramrod is binding up.  Very difficult to move it.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
your talents were wasted at your previous employer. looks great. you should go into production
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2020, 09:45:22 PM »
Thanks, If I charged a reasonable price for the gun Yari, I'd be paying myself about a nickel an hour.  If I charged minimum wage, no one would buy it.  I'm soooooo slow on this stuff.   Always wanted to do one though, and like the way it turned out, so can check that line off the bucket list!!   The only other thing I might be tempted to do someday would be a smaller bore Kentucky rifle, like a .36, but frankly I doubt I'd ever take the time to shoot it and I'm not really into having guns that I don't use.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2020, 06:59:33 PM »
Thanks, If I charged a reasonable price for the gun Yari, I'd be paying myself about a nickel an hour.  If I charged minimum wage, no one would buy it.  I'm soooooo slow on this stuff.   Always wanted to do one though, and like the way it turned out, so can check that line off the bucket list!!   The only other thing I might be tempted to do someday would be a smaller bore Kentucky rifle, like a .36, but frankly I doubt I'd ever take the time to shoot it and I'm not really into having guns that I don't use.

since when is it all about money??????????? @--0--0105 @--0--0105
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2020, 07:43:50 PM »
OK you're probably right - I should whittle one out for each of my TH brothers and sisters I suppose . . . . .
A smokepole and a turkey call for everyone, but you gotta bear with me on my tendencies for procrastination!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2020, 08:21:48 PM »
OK you're probably right - I should whittle one out for each of my TH brothers and sisters I suppose . . . . .
A smokepole and a turkey call for everyone, but you gotta bear with me on my tendencies for procrastination!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2020, 09:05:21 AM »
OK you're probably right - I should whittle one out for each of my TH brothers and sisters I suppose . . . . .
A smokepole and a turkey call for everyone, but you gotta bear with me on my tendencies for procrastination!
I can wait till Christmas    ##$%#1118

that's what i heard to dave. i always wanted a smokepole. now i get a mad custom one.  @--0--0118 @--0--0118
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