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    Default Duplicating the Russian Laminated Wood Finishes?

    I figured the question of how to duplicate the Russian Orange/Brown, Red/Brown and Iodine Laminated Wood Finishes would come up sooner or later, I figured I might as well ask piople to post their favorite method of duplicating these Russian Stock finiishes,.So have at it and lets get them on this forum right away.
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    Been looking hard at ironwooddesigns.com and they have a how-to section for staining the wood here:

    http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/1howto.html

    I'd like to hear/see the results of anyone's work?

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    I've done some searching, and found several mentions of the same product, so I thought I'd post it here.

    Several people mention that "garnett shellac (dewaxed)" is a perfect match for the russian shellac

    Found here: http://www.shellac.net

    It is under the price list > appears to be less than $10 for a 1/2 lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie
    I've done some searching, and found several mentions of the same product, so I thought I'd post it here.

    Several people mention that "garnett shellac (dewaxed)" is a perfect match for the russian shellac

    Found here: http://www.shellac.net

    It is under the price list > appears to be less than $10 for a 1/2 lb.
    i thought shellac would get all screwed up if it became wet.
    not very good for a rifle stock, safe queen maybe

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    Talk to Z_Recto over at AK-47.net. He is the MASTER russian lam refinisher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disconnector
    Talk to Z_Recto over at AK-47.net. He is the MASTER russian lam refinisher.
    Agreed. He refinished a Soviet AKM set for me and just completed a RPK set. I should get it back early this week.

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    Well, I finally made it over here and have something to add to this thread.
    The Russians have a great fondness for shellac .
    It is a very easy and quick finish for wood, but not the most durable.
    When I refinish Russian laminate (or Ironwood, or Egyptian for that matter)I use my own homemade finish.
    I use a tinted shellac.
    As I said before, it is not the most durable, but it gives the wood a look that is hard to get with any other finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z_recto
    Well, I finally made it over here and have something to add to this thread.
    The Russians have a great fondness for shellac .
    It is a very easy and quick finish for wood, but not the most durable.
    When I refinish Russian laminate (or Ironwood, or Egyptian for that matter)I use my own homemade finish.
    I use a tinted shellac.
    As I said before, it is not the most durable, but it gives the wood a look that is hard to get with any other finish.

    Welcome aboard, how about some pictures. I for one would like to see some of your work. Jack
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    Here are the links to a couple of pics of mbakercad's RPK set I just did for him.

    http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC02916.jpg

    http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC02917.jpg

    BTW, I made the grip as well.

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    Now I am really glad you are on board. Perhaps when you have the time you can share some of the build with us. Perhaps take us through a step by step. Thanks Jack
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