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Gunstock Finishes, Color Case Hardening, Finish Repair, Wildfire Tornado

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Wildland Fire Preparedness
Wildland Fire Preparedness

Wildfire! The word conjures up visions of Smokey the Bear, firefighters scrambling around the forest with chainsaws, specialized aircraft, huge plumes of flame, and the charred remains of mighty trees.

Tornado Preparedness
Tornado Preparedness

A tornado, also known as a "twister" or a "cyclone," is a violent rotating column of air in the shape of a funnel that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.

Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide
Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide

Basic Application Instructions for New or Stripped Clean & Dry Wood

Stock Refinishing - Part III
Stock Refinishing - Part III

Now that the stain job has dried properly, it’s time for the fun part - applying the finish. This is the most rewarding part of the job to me, and is when you see the results of all your hard work.

Stock Refinishing - Part II
Stock Refinishing - Part II

Last month I wrote about stripping the old finish off of a stock and getting it ready for refinishing. Well, we have this perfectly sanded stock and now the question is, what are we going to do with it™

Stock Refinishing - Part I
Stock Refinishing - Part I

It was a really tough hunting season, and your poor gun took quite a beating! Look at those dings and scratches in the stock.

Cold Bluing Touch-Ups
Cold Bluing Touch-Ups

I recently purchased a Remington 870 at a local gun show. It had been well maintained, but with every gun that sees a lot of use, there were some wear marks and imperfections that detracted from its appearance.

Recutting Checkering on Gun Stocks
Recutting Checkering on Gun Stocks

Stock refinishing is a very common job for many shops, but we’ve seen that some gunsmiths leave the checkering “as is” rather than re-cutting it.

Gunstock Finishes, Getting Them Right
Gunstock Finishes, Getting Them Right

Many of our customers call us and say “I can’t get my gunstock finishes to come out looking right. What am I doing wrong”™ Probably nothing.

Color Case Hardening
Color Case Hardening

The process of adding carbon to the surface of mild steel or iron as a means of making it harder has been with us for a very long time, at least for a thousand years.

Rottenstone
Rottenstone

Rottenstone is an extremely fine, natural, abrasive powder that has been used by gunsmiths for generations to smooth minor imperfections in fully cured gunstocks.

Stock Rubbing Kit
Stock Rubbing Kit

The stock Rubbing Kit uses traditional Rottenstone, good old double boiled Linseed Oil, a Felt Pad and your elbow grease to remove minor imperfections from fully cured gunstock finishes and produce the final, soft luster of a London Oil Finish.