Wood Refinishing Projects

Discussion in 'Browning Citori Shotgun' started by rcatastrophe, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

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    This is a set that I did twice. They match pretty close but I couldn’t get this one to take stain for some reason
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  2. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    So thought I would update on the timberluxe finish. I was on my last top coat and it was too shiny for me. It would have looked good on a newer model O/U but not an early 1900’s sxs.
    I removed all the timberluxe with 0000 steel wool down to a super smooth touch. I then used watco danish oil. I followed the instructions. And believe I am very close to the color and finish that I wanted. I did notice that some of the grain opened up when using the danish oil, so I will go back and attempt to refill it with the timberluxe and then a couple of coats of danish oil again. Here is what it looks like now.

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  3. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    That looks very nice. Job well done
  4. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    Thanks Justin, I hope,trying to fill the little spots of open grain that’s left, I don’t screw it up. I have figured out when filling with the timberluxe, you can’t over do it. Put little dab and sand. Fill the pore and leave it. If you use to much you just wipe it out and you start over.
    I thought I had all the pores filled well, but either the danish oil opened some more or it wasn’t as good as I thought. Filling grain sucks and is a slow process.
  5. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    JUST LEAVE IT ALONE
  6. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    I know right. I got 1 spot on each side. It’s gonna drive me crazy, the rest of it looks perfect.
  7. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    I was looking over all my guns with factory finishes the other day and a lot of them have some sort of flaw.

    I’ve had a few stocks go south on me trying to get them perfect
  8. rcatastrophe

    rcatastrophe .270 WIN

    What do y’all use to clean the sticky residue left on the checkering after you remove the masking tape?


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  9. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    I used rubbing alcohol on the Zoli with a toothbrush. I wet the toothbrush and not the wood. I didn't see any bad effects, but I had the checkering re-cut too.
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  10. rcatastrophe

    rcatastrophe .270 WIN

    What’s “on the Zoil”? If that’s a typo I can’t figure it out and if it’s something I’m ‘sposed to know I don’t know it yet. Haha

    In the meantime, look at the huge difference in glossiness between straight Pro Custom and after cutting it back with pumice and rottenstone. I used water + FFF, FFFF, and finally rottenstone and a coat of Renaissance wax.

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  11. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    Wow that stock is the cat's meow buddy. I like the shiny stuff on some guns, but I truly believe you can't go wrong with a low sheen finish. Yes, it was a typo, Zoli is more correct. It's an Italian shotgun.
  12. rcatastrophe

    rcatastrophe .270 WIN

    Thanks Ranger. The devil is in the details and I’m learning and getting better each time I start a new piece of wood. The latest, the Citori set I’m working on looks like is going to be the best so far. In the meantime, this set has “learnt” me that it’s best to use very small amounts of oil and do everything I can to keep oil from filling the space between the masking tape and the wood. It’s murder trying to get that cleaned up.


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  13. win7stw

    win7stw .30-06

    I usually use a single point cutter to clean out the border. Since I’ve switched to yellow frog tape I don’t have any residue on the checkering
  14. rcatastrophe

    rcatastrophe .270 WIN

    Not wood but slightly related. When we finish these it’s hard to feel good about putting on the original butt plates with all the holes and chipped off pieces. Found a couple options, a place called Vintage Grips and then eBay. The plates are reproductions, anyone replaced their butt plate with one. The eBay ones are $7 cheaper.


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  15. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .30-06

    I have looked at them on eBay. They seem to look pretty good. I had a new pad put on my skb when it went in for trigger work. When I got it back it looked like a different gun. I think a new butt plate would make it look great.

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