Refinishing my 92 wood

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 26 Jul 2017 15

ksmoose wrote:What is there to say but " I like "

Thanks! Kinda diggin' it myself. :D
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 26 Jul 2017 18

The staining from the Watco definitely brings out the grain. Very nice looking.

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby mrcabinet » 15 Sep 2017 18

After re-working my own stock recently, my guess is that this "mystery wood" is most likely Mersawa or, possibly, Meranti. They are both a light hardwood of moderate strength that grow in Malaysia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and all the way up to India. They export the dickens out of this stuff. It is cheap and readily available.

It does have a grain that resembles some species of Mahogany and can be very attractive if finished properly. Using paste wood filler prior to staining and finishing will make it glass smooth.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 20 Aug 2018 11

I recently exchanged comments on Facebook with a guy claiming to have lots of experience with exotic woods, and he says he believes his Rossi is stocked with wood called Tabebuia Rosea. Says he's worked with a lot of it and swears that's what it is.

Ok, so I Googly'd it, looks plausible to me.....
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby Mad Trapper » 20 Aug 2018 12

OH my.
That looks better then the wood on my WIN 94 pre 64.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby Mad Trapper » 20 Aug 2018 12

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabebuia_rosea

According to medicinal uses, if I get constipated I can always eat my rifle stock. +corn


Medicinal uses
Preparations of the bark of the tree are consumed to eliminate intestinal parasites, malaria and uterine cancer. A decoction of the bark is recommended for anemia and constipation.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby HarryAlonzo » 20 Aug 2018 22

I think somebody needs to take a saliva swab from their stock and submit it to Ancestry.com, so we can settle this question once and for all.
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby Mad Trapper » 21 Aug 2018 08

Got my ancestry results back today.
This was the only thing in the envelope.

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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby rondog » 22 Aug 2018 00

Mad Trapper wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabebuia_rosea

According to medicinal uses, if I get constipated I can always eat my rifle stock. +corn


Medicinal uses
Preparations of the bark of the tree are consumed to eliminate intestinal parasites, malaria and uterine cancer. A decoction of the bark is recommended for anemia and constipation.

Damn, and I threw the sawdust away!
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Re: Refinishing my 92 wood

Postby GW06 » 21 Sep 2018 13

I just ordered some ren. wax from Midway. The 7 oz jar is on sale. With shipping and NRA round up the total was $30.
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