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    Well, many moons ago, I tried using RIT dye for the wood, and it came out ok... Actually, really, really black wood grain.

    I stripped the furniture, and applied RIT black again. This time, I rubbed with a paper towel, then applied Formbys semi gloss.

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    looks good...I'm working on a set with Blue RIT, so far it looks good, I'm on my fifth coat

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    It looks real good to me. I might try some RIT dye on my next one.
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    I like that, it looks aged or "Battle Hardened". What is the recoil pad for? Longer LOP or to ease the thump........
    I cut it, and cut it, and cut it, and it was still to SHORT???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkf1998
    I like that, it looks aged or "Battle Hardened". What is the recoil pad for? Longer LOP or to ease the thump........
    It's actually a stock extension, 'cause the button kisses me a little too close occasionally. They're (maybe) $10 at Copes? Can't remember for sure. I picked it up at the last local Pittsburgh Gun Show. It's a lot more comfortable to shoot with the extension, and quite honestly, feels a bit easier to acquire sights.

    I don't know if it eases any thump, 'cause it's pretty stiff stuff it's made of. Haven't noticed any difference.
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    is right. I have handled this weapon and the pics do not do it justice at all. Not even close!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GypsyCaravan
    It's actually a stock extension, 'cause the button kisses me a little too close occasionally. They're (maybe) $10 at Copes? Can't remember for sure. I picked it up at the last local Pittsburgh Gun Show. It's a lot more comfortable to shoot with the extension, and quite honestly, feels a bit easier to acquire sights.

    I don't know if it eases any thump, 'cause it's pretty stiff stuff it's made of. Haven't noticed any difference.
    Yeah, those com-block folks must have short arms because those sawed off little buttstocks don't fit me at all, the odd thing is I just keep buying them and building them, kinda odd, almost like its some sort of sick twisted addiction.
    I cut it, and cut it, and cut it, and it was still to SHORT???????

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    That looks very very good. Very good, indeed.
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    I like that, looks great.
    Can you give a little info on mixing the dye to apply it? It's the powdered stuff isn't it?
    I'm asking because I never looked into doing this, I've only used stains or clear finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils
    I like that, looks great.
    Can you give a little info on mixing the dye to apply it? It's the powdered stuff isn't it?
    I'm asking because I never looked into doing this, I've only used stains or clear finishes.
    Actually, I use the liquid RIT. I paint it on with a brush, then let it air dry. After it dries, it will crystalize on the surface. (You'll only use 1/5th of one bottle, so no need to buy a bunch.)

    I noticed the first time I did it, that sandpaper took all the coloring right off too quickly, so I soaked it again and left it black.

    This time, I re-did it. I tried 1000 & 2000 grit sandpaper, but even that was a bit too much. I used a paper towel, lightly. That seemed to remove the crystalization, but left the stain.

    One note: next time, I'll make sure to sand the stock better and finer, 'cause that black dye really shows the sanding marks after the clear coat dries.
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