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Offline Jim Kibler

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Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« on: October 30, 2023, 09:37:53 PM »
Here is another video in the series of assembling and finishing one of our Woodsrunner kits.  Any questions, just ask!


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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2023, 06:04:10 PM »
Thanks Jim! very timely, was struggling with the Permalyn on the Colonial. Using fingers was proving to be a challenge this go around. Switched to cloth application and worked much better...

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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2023, 07:31:32 PM »
Jim, I'd like to see a video on how you use tannic acid to amplify the curl.
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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2023, 10:37:02 PM »
These videos are great.  One thought I had....

I use a little bronze suede brush to get the fuzzies out of carving and checkering.  It slightly burnishes the wood without cutting anything. 

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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2023, 10:14:42 PM »
Have you ever used bone char on a woodsrunner? 

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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2023, 11:19:31 PM »
Great video. Thanks Jim and your crew fir producing it.
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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2023, 11:52:31 PM »
Very good. Thanks Jim.
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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2023, 12:45:44 AM »
Jim, I'd like to see a video on how you use tannic acid to amplify the curl.


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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2023, 02:42:20 AM »
Jim:  thanks for that demo on using tannic acid in conjunction with Ferric Nitrate.
I have done a couple of stocks with these chemicals, and I find the process tedious but the results are worth the effort.  My experience with tannic acid followed by Ferric Nitrate, is a chemical reaction that turns the stock as dark as charcoal.  And the stain is very deep in the wood, requiring nothing short of sandpaper to get down to the warm maple tones, and with carving in the wood, that requires a careful touch.
But if one is looking for maximum amplification of the curl, I know of no better way to achieve it.  Here are two rifles I used this process on...I invite critique from anyone who cares to discuss it.

Sorry:  the web server won't let me post pictures at this time...will follow up a little later hoping for a more favourable result.







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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2023, 12:27:40 AM »
That's a beautiful rifle, Taylor!  As far as the tannic acid goes, I've often had it go pretty black too.  I guess it's a bit variable depending on the wood.  In these cases, it does take quite a bit of effort working it back.  Here is the first time I used it.  I think this was what started the recent interest.

https://www.jimkibler.net/blog/previous/5

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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2023, 10:26:06 PM »
the combination of the tannic acid and the Ferric Nitrate was used to its best advantage on that gun Jim.  Flamboyant and loud curl/burl benefited in a huge way.  Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2023, 10:46:49 PM »
WOW!!!  That looks like something out of Europe in the 18th century, however a wee bit darker, perhaps.
Many guns in the 19th century were darker, like this.



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Re: Finishing a Woodsrunner rifle
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2023, 11:20:28 PM »
....like this...
don't think I've ever seen such a unique and awesome stock as what you picced