Re: Stock Finish
Tru-Oil is a very good way to go. I've used it on several lam stocks. But, I have also used the "traditional" method on them as well. Old gunsmiths used to take stocks and boil them in linseed oil for about 3 days until the oil thorougly penetrates the wood. Then, using wet-or-dry 400 grit and mineral spirits, sand it VERY smooth. I then follow up with 20 or 30 coats of Birchwood-Casey clear (working from 600 - 1200 grit) until I am finished. This works VERY well if you have the time and patience to do it right. If you want ease of application and sure-fire results though, the Tru-Oil definitely will never let you down bro! Peace!