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Old 02-11-2008, 10:15 PM
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Cant even tell you how embarrassed i am right now. Im sanding the forearm on my GPR and theres this dark blackish color line running down the middle of the area i am sanding. I am like, Damn that stain soaked in deep! I go back to sanding, go to 80 grit sand, sand sand, still there!

Took a better look in better lighting. It was friggin wood grain!
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:22 PM
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I can't figure out what to say, that does stink.
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:28 PM
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AW POOP! Did you take off so much wood that you're having contour problems?
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:32 PM
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Luckily no. Everything was fine. Trying to finish up the forearm so i can oil it. Wish i never put that stinkin stain on it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:35 AM
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I did the same thing with the grips off my 1851 Navy. Couldn't understand why I couldn't get that one spot stripped and looking like the rest of the grip.
Like you, luckily, I stopped before I went too far.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:57 AM
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That's why I never stain a walnut stock. The wood is too pretty, even straight grained walnut. IMO that dark spot is 'character'. Tru-oil, Linspeed and even just satin finish polyurethane (what I use) seems to bring out the grain. But being that you already stained your stock, be sure to let the stain dry completely before you seal it. Don't rush it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:48 AM
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I guess I am old fashined but I have never seen a finish that I thought compared well with Tung nut oil. Lee
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:16 PM
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ORIGINAL: lemoyne

I guess I am old fashined but I have never seen a finish that I thought compared well with Tung nut oil. Lee
2nd that.

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Old 02-12-2008, 02:27 PM
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When you get to the ramrod hole, you know you went too far....
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