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Offline Willbarq

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Curly (and not Joe) Maple rather
« on: June 18, 2019, 06:52:51 AM »
Hello Gents (ladies too),
         I am working on my second rifle. The stock has moderate curl and I am getting closer to final finishing. I notice as the stock sits while I work , the areas that sit a bit the curl becomes more evident as the wood oxidizes. I was wondering if I shouldn't let the rifle age a couple weeks after final smoothing it up? You think the curl will stand out more if I let it oxidize a bit? Or just move forward and let the Aquafortis do it's magic by itself? Has anyone tried this?

Offline Goo

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Re: Curly (and not Joe) Maple rather
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 01:41:25 PM »
Aquafortis works by oxidation,  acid is called a reagent or oxidizer.     Waiting for the wood to oxidizer from the air is a slow version of the process. Initiating it with a chemical is a faster way of making things happen.
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