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    Default Birchwood Casey Stock Wax, anyone seen any?

    I tried ordering some and I was informed it could not be shipped to Alaska..... Which is bs,,,, So has anyone seen any around in a store?
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    Pretty sure I saw some at bass pro a couple days ago, was looking for some stock sealer.

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    I saw that Bass Pro from a distance a week ago when I was up in the big city. I was at a class and was trying yo find the old red Robin at the Northway Mall area. ( Which is now some sort of Pizza joint with a very weird decor) Anyway I saw the Bass Pro in the distance but was not sure how to get there...
    After a few hours in Anchorage I am ready to get out of town at maximum speed.
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    Lol, I know. Everyone hates anchorage, but after spending a year or two in Denver and quite a bit of time in Houston I'll take anchorage any day. Did you find your wax.

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    3 Bears in Chugiak about a week ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    I saw that Bass Pro from a distance a week ago when I was up in the big city. I was at a class and was trying yo find the old red Robin at the Northway Mall area. ( Which is now some sort of Pizza joint with a very weird decor) Anyway I saw the Bass Pro in the distance but was not sure how to get there...
    After a few hours in Anchorage I am ready to get out of town at maximum speed.
    You can land an airplane in a mud puddle but get nervous 'bout driving in traffic....
    Well I'd rather be riding with you in your plane than be in that traffic. My daughter used to live smack dab in the middle of Chitcago. I could not enjoy visiting her. Even after I got safely to her house cuz I new that I was soon going to have to find my way back outta that crap.

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    I bought a one pound tin of Miniwax PASTE FINISHING WAX. One pound was $7 at the hardware store. It seems to work just as well and should last for years. I ran a couple coats of boiled linseed oil with some Japan Drier over the wood of my new production Winchester 1873 short rifle. Then I sealed it up with a couple coats of wax. It looks and feels fine and the finish is period appropriate for that type of rifle. Amazon is two bucks more than the local Homer Spenard. Maybe I bought an older stocked item.... http://www.amazon.com/Minwax-78500-R.../dp/B000LNOZAW
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    Boiled linseed oil? And Japan drier? I didn't know you could boil linseed oil. How does that work over non boiled oil? Never mind I l

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    I looked it up, interesting, I had never heard those terms. I used linseed oil on a stock that EKC hooked me up with. I didn't know that it alone didn't protect from water soaking. I'm gonna need to seal it now as well.

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    Today, "boiled linseed oil" refers to a combination of raw linseed oil, stand oil (see above), and metallic dryers (catalysts to accelerate drying)
    The tin should say Boiled Linseed oil .
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...24-_-202249497

    I heat some of the oil in a small metal can until it starts to sizzle and then turn off the heat. Then I add about 5-10% Japan dry and mix it thoroughly. Then apply by rubbing into the wood grains with a soft cloth rag. If it sits next to the wood stove it will dry overnight.
    I take that coat down with fine steel wool and then add a couple more coats during the week until the pours are filled to my liking.

    A rub down with wax makes it totally waterproof. Rain water beads up and slides right off.
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    That looks really nice, looks like I have another project to complete my 24/47 stock. It would be nice to have it sealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Today, "boiled linseed oil" refers to a combination of raw linseed oil, stand oil (see above), and metallic dryers (catalysts to accelerate drying)
    The tin should say Boiled Linseed oil .
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...24-_-202249497

    I heat some of the oil in a small metal can until it starts to sizzle and then turn off the heat. Then I add about 5-10% Japan dry and mix it thoroughly. Then apply by rubbing into the wood grains with a soft cloth rag. If it sits next to the wood stove it will dry overnight.
    I take that coat down with fine steel wool and then add a couple more coats during the week until the pours are filled to my liking.

    A rub down with wax makes it totally waterproof. Rain water beads up and slides right off.
    Well, I learned something new. I never liked boiled linseed because it took forever to dry. I am going try your process soon. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

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