Reply To: FX Wildcat, and a wooden stock – but what color??
I always use a dye on figured wood to pop the grain. Usually i like to make the wood warmer with yellow and red. My favorite is to use 2 stains. First the yellow and then the red. The red, being second, wont be absorbed as much and will just highlite. For yellow, maybe use “new maple” and for red”cherry”. Usually i use Artisan stains which are bright bright colors but i think you will want a stock in more subdued colors. Try on scraps of course. Just wondering about the oil finish. Is that customary for guns? The water vulnerability would scare me. I like to spray conversion varnish on everything near water. Much stronger and water proof. Repairs no big deal if you own the hvlp spray gun heh. Of course ive never done a gun, but as a fellow wildcat owner im waiting to see how yours turns out. Lemme know if your close to chicago