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    Very impressive work.

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    Thank you

    2 coats of Fiebings Dark Brown dye on.
    Looks promising.


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    Yep, looking pretty good.
    Regards, Jim

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    The dark stain makes the cut almost invisible in the overall picture. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promo View Post
    The dark stain makes the cut almost invisible in the overall picture. Very nice!
    Thank you
    A repair would have been better at the middle band junction but the original had been cut too short for that.
    At least this way something of the original will survive.

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    Initial staining done.
    I was able to squeeze 6 coats of dye out of one bottle, for both the P13 and the RIC.
    Not bad.
    I now have a pretty much solid dark color to start of. (yeah i know, it looks awful atm )
    Now I'll let the dye dry thoroughly.
    Next step, lindseed oil.
    The oiling and steel wool/shading will bring back some of that light color to the top.


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    It does need some gloss now, so curious to see how it will become after oiling and steel wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promo View Post
    It does need some gloss now, so curious to see how it will become after oiling and steel wool.
    I'm curious too but i also know it will turn out ok.
    These 3 where done using the same technique.
    At the top, LEC MK I*
    Middle one is a NZicon
    Both where done by me.
    Bottom one is a RIC but was done by the late englishman_ca, that i purchased from him... of course his looks much better than mine, he had mastered his technique.
    The handguard was all mine though, i was able to match it almost perfectly to the rest of the carbine.
    If you look closely enough you can see all fore ends were spliced chopped up sporters.
    When i did the two top ones i wanted to experiment with other shades and color tones.
    All 3 where done with dark brown shows the versatility of the Fiebings dye, when worked differently.
    Of course, no wood will come out like the next. Wood is a living thing and as such they are all different, no matter what stain or dye you use.


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    In these pics, 5 coats of oil are now applied.
    At this stage the dye is sealed in and any excess doesn't bleed out anymore.
    It's starting to have a light shine so taking pictures with a flash isn't easy.


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